New Delhi: Indian cricket fraternity was taken aback when the Delhi Police made sensational revelation about IPL players involved in spot-fixing on wee hours of Thursday morning. It has been revealed that one of the prime accused S Sreesanth was not taken into custody from his friend’s house but was actually caught with a girl inside hotel room.

The sources say that bookies used to supply call girls to the players during Indian Premier League to spot-fix the games. Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila are also under the scanner. The suspected players were detained by Delhi Police at around 2.30 AM on Thursday. Surfacing of the spot fixing scandal has dealt a serious blow to the brand IPL.

Ankeet Chavan accepts spot-fixing charges

Ankeet Chavan accepts spot-fixing charges

Fourteen people including players and bookies have been taken into custody and they have been sent to five days’ police remand. Earlier, Delhi police had sought 7-day’s remand of the accused. The police are also preparing to charge the players under MACOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act) under which it will be difficult for the accused to get bail in the next 18 months.

Matches fixed at Nashik hotel

Intelligence reports suggest that several Delhi-based bookies had held a meeting with an underworld don’s relative in a hotel in Nashik to fix the IPL matches. Some top Mumbai-based bookies had also attended the meeting.

Sources revealed that a top Nashik-based bookie, JK Nashik, who presided over the Nashik meeting is the relative of a Mumbai underworld don’s brother.

A top IB source told that the don himself is not interested in match fixing anymore, so his brother deals with the business.

JPN/Mid-Day

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