S Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila, the two tainted cricketers arrested by the Delhi Police in the spot-fixing scandal have been sent to judicial custody till June 4 by a Delhi court.
The Delhi Police in court argued that they needed 30-year-old Sreesanth's police custody to be extended to recover the cash paid in the spot-fixing scandal, but the judge turned down their request. (Also read: Police recover mobile phone from Meiyappan's yacht)
The court will hear arguments on Sreesanth's bail application on June 4, the day his judicial custody ends.
Along with the two cricketers, two bookies were also sent to judicial custody till June 4.
Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila were arrested on May 16 by the Delhi Police along with another team member Ankeet Chavan. The three cricketers used to play for IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals. (Related read: Sanju Samson saves Kerala's pride)
Delhi Police alleges that Sreesanth was paid Rs 40 lakhs by bookies to give away 14 or more runs in an over in a match against Kings XI Punjab on May 9. Chandila, they allege, spot-fixed in a match against Pune Warriors India on May 5. He was paid an advance of Rs 20 lakhs to fix the over. Chandila was also the middleman between Chavan and bookies.
Last evening, the Delhi Police had arrested three bookies who they suspect will lead them to Amir, a man who is apparently the link between Indian bookies and the masterminds in Dubai.
Meanwhile, actor Vindu Dara Singh was also produced in a court in Mumbai today and his police custody was extended till May 31.