Ankeet Chavan's bail plea for marriage rejected by Delhi Court

Ankeet Chavan has pleaded guilty on spot-fixing charges © AFP

New Delhi: May 28, 2013 

Rajasthan Royals cricketer Ankeet Chavan‘s plea seeking bail to get married June 2 was Tuesday rejected by a Delhi Court which sent co-accused S Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila to judicial custody till June 4 in the IPL spot fixing case.

Rejecting Chavan’s plea, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma said: “Social sentiments have no place… I don’t deem it appropriate to admit him to regular or interim bail.”

Lawyer for Chavan, who is in judicial custody till June 4, said his marriage date was close and he needed to attend the ceremonies.

Along with Sreesanth and Chandila, the court also sent two bookies Ashwini Aggarwal and Chandresh Patel to judicial custody till June 4.

The court dismissed the plea of Delhi Police seeking two more days’ custody of Sreesanth saying he needed to be confronted with a man who joined the investigation in the morning and allegedly removed the electronic gadgets of the cricketer from his room after his arrest in Mumbai.

Sreesanth, Chavan and Chandila, who played for Rajasthan Royals team in the IPL, were arrested in Mumbai by Delhi Police for their alleged involvement in spot fixing in matches for payments up to Rs 60 lakh for giving away pre-determined number of runs in an over.

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