IPL Scam: No pressure on us, say Delhi Police
New Delhi: Delhi Police Monday said there was no pressure on them to go soft on the three Rajasthan Royals players accused of spot fixing as officials of the Indian cricket board`s anti-corruption unit met the capital`s police chief seeking cooperation in the case.
Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said there was no pressure on the force to go soft on the trio - S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan - who were arrested in Mumbai late Wednesday night by Delhi Police for alleged spot fixing in a Indian Premier League (IPL) match.
"There is no pressure whatsoever and, in any case, even if there is any pressure we are going to take this probe to its logical end, come what may," Neeraj Kumar told NDTV 24X7 channel after meeting Board of Control for Cricket in India`s (BCCI) Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) chief Ravi Sawani.
Speaking to reporters after the half-hour meeting with Neeraj Kumar, Sawani said the meeting was "successful" and the police chief has "assured cooperation".
"I would request the Rajasthan Royals to file an FIR against the players. Disciplinary inquiry is on and action will be taken after collecting all the evidence," Sawani said.
The BCCI held an emergency meeting Sunday in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal and set up a panel to probe it. It also decided that agents of all players will now need to be accredited with the board while an official of BCCI`s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU), along with a security officer, will be assigned to each IPL team for its regulation.
The Rajasthan Royals management, who were invited for the meeting, expressed their intention to file a police complaint against the tainted trio. However, Neeraj Kumar said the team management had approached them but had not filed an FIR so far.
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