Delhi Police bring Dawood angle in spot-fixing scandal

Updated: 28 May 2013 23:42 IST

Delhi Police had sought extension of Sreesanth's police custody on the ground that immediately after his arrest in Mumbai, co-accused Jiju Janaradhan had offered one of their common friends Abhishek Shukla Rs 2 lakh to clean the cricketer's hotel room.

Delhi Police bring Dawood angle in spot-fixing scandal
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Delhi Police on Tuesday brought the angle of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in the IPL spot-fixing scandal in a Delhi court which sent suspended cricketer S Sreesanth to Tihar jail rejecting police's plea for his remand for two more days.

During the course of arguments in remand proceedings, senior public prosecutor Rajiv Mohan told the court that interception of various calls suggested that several big names may be involved in the episode as calls were made to Dawood.

The police said there are some missing links and they are working on it.

"We are missing the link of the whole episode which will be proved very soon," the prosecutor said, adding, "Some big names are also involved which I cannot disclose at this stage and they were in regular contact with D company."

Delhi Police had sought extension of Sreesanth's police custody on the ground that immediately after his arrest in Mumbai, co-accused Jiju Janaradhan had offered one of their common friends Abhishek Shukla Rs 2 lakh to clean the cricketer's hotel room.

However, the court was not impressed with this submission of the police for the police remand of Sreesanth, who has already spent 12 days in its custody.

It pulled up the investigators for not showing any fresh ground to take the custody of Sreesanth, saying as to why he should be handed to "your hospitality" for two days.

"Accused Sreesanth cannot be held liable for the acts which had taken place at his back and therefore instead of making deep investigation of Abhishek Shukla on this aspect, I am of the considered opinion that it would amount to miscarriage of judicial procedure if police custody remand of Sreesanth is further extended," Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma said.

Sreesanth was remanded in judicial custody till June 4, when his bail application will come up for hearing.

Topics : Cricket Indian Premier League, 2013 MS Dhoni Ajit Chandila Sreesanth Ankeet Chavan
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