Delhi Police officials have taken the help of Rajasthan Royals' skipper Rahul Dravid to analyse every delivery bowled by S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan - IPL players accused of spot-fixing in this year's edition of the tournament. Their skipper may now be made a prosecution witness.
Dravid's statements were recorded by members of the Special Cell under section 161 of the CrPC, at his residence last week. Several other players from the franchise have also been questioned and their statements recorded.
Now, in order to file a comprehensive chargesheet, Delhi Police may make Dravid a witness in the case. It is learnt that the they are trying to file the chargesheet by the end of the current month, before Commissioner of Police Neeraj Kumar retires.
Indian and international cricket was rocked earlier this year when the three Rajasthan players were arrested on charges of spot-fixing with Delhi Police taping videos of suspected matches. The incident had created a massive furour with Dravid saying that dealing with the matter was like bereavement for him. "I would not lie it was a very tough phase for us. It was a blow to the team. It's something I have never experienced anything like it. It's like bereavement in some ways," he had been quoted as saying.
All accused cricketers - apart from Chandila - are out on bail currently.