IPL 2013 spot-fixing scandal: Sreesanth, Chavan and Chandila's police custody extended by 5 days

S Sreesanth was arrested last week on charges of spot-fixing in IPL 2013 © PTI

New Delhi: May 21, 2013

A Delhi court on Tuesday sent cricketer S Sreesanth, his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, and eight bookies, all arrested for alleged spot fixing in the IPL, to additional five days in police custody.

Metropolitan Magistrate Saumya Chauhan granted police custody of the players and the bookies till May 26 when they were presented before court at the end of their earlier police remand.

The court also sent to 14 days’ judicial custody five other bookies, after the prosecution said they were no longer needed for further interrogation.

Meanwhile, Sreesanth is said to have gone on a shopping spree with the money he earned from spot-fixing, buying apparel worth Rs.1.95 lakh for himself and a mobile phone costing over Rs 40,000 for his girlfriend, Delhi Police said Tuesday.

He wanted to quickly dispose of the money which he got after fixing, a police official told IANS.

“Sreesanth went to buy clothes from Diesel’s showroom in Mumbai where he spent Rs.1.95 lakh. From the money which he got from spot-fixing, he also bought a Blackberry Z10 phone for his girl friend,” the official added.

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