Delhi Police to seek cancellation of S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan's bails

S Sreesanth was released from Tihar Jail after spending 27 days for his alleged involvement in IPL 2013 spot-fixing case © PTI

New Delhi: Jul 30, 2013 

Delhi Police on Tuesday said it will move court for cancellation of the bail granted to cricketers S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan and 19 others in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case.

“We are moving an application requesting the court to cancel the bail granted to 21 people including the two cricketers in the IPL spot-fixing case,” Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) S N Shrivastava told PTI.

A court had granted bail to the two players and several other bookies on June 10, saying there is no reason that they should be booked under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).

The court had said prima facie there was “no sufficient material” against the accused to establish their “nexus” with organised crime syndicate.

“There is no reason for believing that the accused are guilty under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) at this stage,” Additional Sessions Judge Vinay Kumar Khanna had said in his judgement on June 10.

Sources in Delhi Police said the investigation has moved forward and they have “enough evidence” to prove an organised crime syndicate in the case to justify slapping of MCOCA against the accuse.

The three players of Rajasthan Royals along with 11 bookies, were arrested from Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Delhi during the IPL-6 in May. Another 15 people were arrested from different parts of the country later.