CBI sets up ‘Sport Integrity Unit’ to probe frauds in Sports
In order to control fixing in sports, the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) has established a committed ‘Sport Integrity Unit’ to investigate into cases of fraud, fixing and illegal betting in any sporting event.
Objectives of this Sport Integrity Unit include:
Investigating into matters related to sports fraud
Battling malpractices in sports
Coordinating with sports federations and law enforcement agencies
Engaging with Ministry of Youth Affairs and sports so so as to come up with a law dealing with corruption in sports
‘Sport Integrity Unit’ would make India one of the very few countries in the world to have a committed unit set up as a part of its federal investigative agency to look into sports fraud. Presently, the US FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), Australian Federal Police and some European nations only have a dedicated unit to check sports frauds