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In a shocking revelation, IPL spot-fixing scandal probe panel, in which BCCI chief N Srinivasan's kin Gurunath Meiyappan was indicted, says influx of hawala money and
involvement of terrorist elements in betting and fixing of sports is causing serious threat to national security, a report of a high-level panel said today in the Supreme Court
while recommending setting up of a SIT to probe such cases.
"It is necessary that the Supreme Court may create a special investigating team (SIT) or a joint investigation team (JIT) so as to include officers from all specialised agencies
such as enforcement directorate, Director of revenue intelligence, income tax authorities etc.
The JIT may have either the CBI or the NIA as the nodal agency. The SIT or the JIT will take over all pending cases and investigate all available information in the various tapes
and submit its report to the Supreme Court within a stipulated time frame so as to obtain appropriate orders for prosecution and trial, the report of a three-member committee headed by former Punjab and Haryana Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal said.
In a separate but concurring report Nilay Dutta, a member in the committee said, "the consolidated set of recommendations and suggestions in this report are thus aimed at ensuring that corruption/malpractice such as those that have already been disclosed in the report, be eradicated from the game of cricket and in particular, the IPL be cleansed."
Besides justice Mudgal, other member of the Committee L Nageshwar Rao, who is also the Additional Solicitor General, agreed with Dutta that there is no consolidate uniform law applicable to the entire country and law similar to MCOCA be placed to deal with the menace of betting and fixing in sports.
"The status of law in regard to betting and fixing has created operational impediment on the part of investigating and prosecuting agencies in combating these corrupt influences
in the sport.
"The law must provide for stringent deterrent punishments similar provisions as in section 18 of the MCOCA...This is necessary because influx of hawala money and involvement of terrorist elements in matter of betting and fixing of sports is causing serious threat to national