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Sreesanth, 2 others arrested, face life ban

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, May 16 �Errant Indian pacer S Sreesanth and two other bowlers from Rajasthan Royals team were arrested in a post-midnight operation in Mumbai today by Delhi Police for spot-fixing IPL matches for payments of upto Rs 60 lakh just for giving away pre-determined number of runs in an over, reports PTI.

A special cell of the Delhi Police arrested Sreesanth and his teammates � Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan � for indulging in spot-fixing in at least three IPL matches as per arrangements with bookies who have underworld connections abroad.

The players, who have been suspended by the BCCI, have been brought to Delhi and charged under section 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.

They are also likely to be booked under the stringent, Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, which could land them in jail without bail and their confessions before a DCP level officer will be admissible in court.

Addressing a crowded press conference, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said 14 bookies have also been arrested in connection with the same case. The Delhi Police are looking for two more bookies but have ruled out any other player�s involvement in the case.

The police revealed explosive details of the modus operandi followed by bookies and the cricketers, giving audio-visual proof of three IPL matches which were manipulated.

Kumar listed three Rajasthan Royals� matches � on May 5, 9 and 15 against Pune Warriors, Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians respectively � where spot-fixing took place.

Kumar revealed how bookies gave the caught players specific approval codes which were used to signify a compromised over during the matches.

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Sreesanth, 2 others arrested, face life ban

NEW DELHI, May 16 �Errant Indian pacer S Sreesanth and two other bowlers from Rajasthan Royals team were arrested in a post-midnight operation in Mumbai today by Delhi Police for spot-fixing IPL matches for payments of upto Rs 60 lakh just for giving away pre-determined number of runs in an over, reports PTI.

A special cell of the Delhi Police arrested Sreesanth and his teammates � Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan � for indulging in spot-fixing in at least three IPL matches as per arrangements with bookies who have underworld connections abroad.

The players, who have been suspended by the BCCI, have been brought to Delhi and charged under section 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.

They are also likely to be booked under the stringent, Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, which could land them in jail without bail and their confessions before a DCP level officer will be admissible in court.

Addressing a crowded press conference, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said 14 bookies have also been arrested in connection with the same case. The Delhi Police are looking for two more bookies but have ruled out any other player�s involvement in the case.

The police revealed explosive details of the modus operandi followed by bookies and the cricketers, giving audio-visual proof of three IPL matches which were manipulated.

Kumar listed three Rajasthan Royals� matches � on May 5, 9 and 15 against Pune Warriors, Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians respectively � where spot-fixing took place.

Kumar revealed how bookies gave the caught players specific approval codes which were used to signify a compromised over during the matches.

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