IPL 2013: Sreesanth, Chandila, Chavan arrested for spot-fixing, to be quizzed in police custody for 5 days

S Sreesanth and two other Rajasthan Royals' players Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were produced in front of a judge this evening and the Court gave Delhi Police the players' custody for five days.

updated: May 16, 2013 19:42 IST
  • Total Shares

Court allowed police to quiz Indian Test pacer S. Sreesanth, two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates - Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila -- and 11 bookies, in their custody for five days. The three players are allegedly facing spot-fixing charges in at least three Indian Premier League games. The three cricketers, with their faces covered, were taken to the magistrate's residence inside the Saket district court complex.

While Sreesanth was arrested on Carter road in Mumbai, Chandila was picked up from Intercontinental Hotel, Mumbai while Chavan was arrested at the Trident Hotel, Mumbai. (Read: BCCI suspends players, Chandila's family cries foulplay). The police also arrested 11 bookies.

In a media briefing on Thursday afternoon, Delhi Police showed clippings of three matches where the players were involved in 'fixing' specific overs. According to Commissioner of Police Neeraj Kumar, Chandila, Sreesanth and Chavan leaked a 'pre-determined number of runs' in separate matches in return for huge sums of money from bookies.

Show Full Article