Call Detail Records and recorded conversations did not prima facie show any match fixing for money transactions © Getty Images (Representational Image)
Call Detail Records and recorded conversations did not prima facie show any match fixing for money transactions © Getty Images (Representational Image)

New Delhi: A Delhi court which discharged all the accused, including former cricketer S Sreesanth, in the IPL-6 spot fixing scandal accepted their defence that alleged Call Detail Records and recorded conversations did not prima facie show any match fixing for money transactions for invocations of stringent MCOCA. Delhi Court’s decision on Sreesanth, others an embarrassment for Neeraj Kumar

Not only the three cricketers but also the alleged bookies had contended that it was not an organized crime by any crime syndicate and therefore the offence under provisions of Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA) was not attracted. Aditya Verma welcomes Court’s decisions to drop charges against Sreesanth, others in IPL spot-fixing case

Advocate RK Thakur, appearing for the alleged bookies and other accused including Chandresh Jain alias Jupiter, Manan Upendra Bhatt and Praveen G Thakkar whose connection was shown with Salman Bookie, an aide of gangster Dawood Ibrahim, had contended provisions of law under MCOCA were not followed. Sreesanth: Want my daughter to know me as cricketer, not terrorist

He had pointed out that there is no evidence of any money trail behind the match-fixing and there are no allegations of any violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). Sreesanth will be accepted in the Kerala team with open arms, says Senior Coach P Balachandran

The Delhi court discharged all 36 accused, including Sreesanth and two other crickters, who were facing trial in the case. BCCI not to lift bans on Sreesanth, Chavan and Chandila