IPL spot-fixing: Sreesanth sent to judicial custody; will be lodged in Tihar
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Mumbai Crime Branch has reached Police has reached Chennai hotelier Vikram Aggarwal residence.
Tainted cricketer S Sreesanth, who had been arrested a couple of weeks back for his alleged role in spot-fixing, was on Tuesday sent to judicial custody.
A Delhi court refused police plea for custody of Sreesanth for two more days following which he was sent to judicial custody till June 4.
He will be lodged in Tihar jail till his bail plea which would be heard on June 4.
Sreesanth, along with two other Rajasthan Royals team mates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, had been arrested for their involvement in spot-fixing. Several bookies were also arrested after they had been arrested.
Mumbai Police are reportedly considering initiating process to bring Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf to India. They claim to have evidence that show that Rauf had links with bookies.
In a big boost to the Mumbai police, the court has agreed to extend the custody of small-time actor Vindoo Dara Singh who was arrested on May 21 for his alleged role in spot-fixing.
Here in Delhi, cricketer S Sreesanth was produced again before the court. It is likely that Delhi police, too, will seek to extend his custody.
In a fresh development in the ongoing spot-fixing scandal, the Mumbai police have again raided the Chennai residence of BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan who was arrested for his involvement in the scandal.
This is the second time the police conducted a raid in Meiyappan's residence . They have found some strong evidences during their first raid which took place a few days back.
It has been reported that Delhi Police, currently investigating the spot-fixing case, will seek an extension of arrested cricketer S Sreesanth’s custody today. The custody of tainted Rajasthan Royals bowler Sreesanth ends today.
The custody of the arrested Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh also ends today. He will also be produced in court along with other cricketers and bookies. Sources claimed that police will also want his custody to be extended.
Stepping up their probe in the IPL betting racket, police on Monday arrested an accused in the case against whom a lookout notice had been issued while a lawyer representing a prominent city-based hotelier claimed his client has been picked up for inquiry in the matter.
The lawyer said his client, Vikram Aggarwal, was picked up from his house at around 7.30 AM today. "Since then, there has been no information on where he is. So, we presume he has been taken by the CB-CID in connection with the IPL case," Aggarwal`s lawyer Abudu Kumar told PTI.
However, CB-CID officials, probing the case, denied the detention or the arrest of Aggarwal.
Vikram Aggarwal is the franchise owner of a hotel located on the Ethiraj Road in Egmore here.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Police said they would issue summons to Aggarwal, who allegedly led the IPL betting syndicate in the southern city and was a crucial link between CSK team owner Gurunath Meiyappan and arrested actor Vindoo Dara Singh, to appear before them, in connection with the betting case.
Earlier in the day, CB-CID officials here arrested Sanjay Kumar Bafna against whom a lookout warrant had been issued, in connection with the case.
In a related development, a local court today dismissed the bail petitions of seven bookies who were arrested by CB-CID last week.
City police had on May 17 busted the betting racket involving IPL matches by arresting six bookies and recovered Rs 14 lakh in cash, a day after three Rajasthan Royal cricketers, including pacer S Sreesanth were arrested in the spot-fixing scandal.
Later, police had arrested six more bookies from Coimbatore and Tirupur.