Bookie gives Special Cell the slip, escapes

Among the bookies that the Delhi Police Special Cell had identified as being involved in the IPL spot-fixing controversy was one named Mahender. The Special Cell personnel traced his location to a hotel in the New Delhi district area on Wednesday. A team in plainclothes was sent to nab him.

According to police sources, when the team reached the hotel, they were first denied entry by the bouncers employed there. Since the Special Cell personnel were not in uniform and did not want to divulge their identities, they reportedly got into a scuffle with the bouncers.

After they finally gained entry, the police personnel asked a man in the hotel about Mahender's whereabouts. The man reportedly directed them to go further inside and walked away.

The Special Cell personnel later found out that the man himself was Mahender and had managed to escape.

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