Spot fixing: Sreesanth moves court for copy of FIR


Pacer S Sreesanth, who is being quizzed along with 13 others in the IPL spot-fixing scandal case, today moved a Delhi court seeking a a copy of the FIR registered against him.

Sreesanth, his two teammates of Rajasthan Royals franchise and 11 bookies were yesterday remanded to police custody for five days.

The application, filed before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Lokesh Kumar Sharma, said that the cricketer be supplied with a copy of the FIR to prepare his defence. The court has so far not fixed a date for hearing it.

The accused should be told about the grounds of arrest, Deepak Prakash, counsel for the cricketer, said.

The accused is an international player and had no reasons to get involved in such acts, the lawyer said.

While seeking seven days police custody for interrogation, the police had told the court that Sreesanth and his IPL teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan, who were arrested in Mumbai yesterday, had taken money for every ball and run in every over.

Police had also sought remand for custodial interrogation of the cricketers and others to unearth the entire conspiracy relating to spot-fixing in three IPL matches involving Rajasthan Royals.

Sreesanth and two other cricketers were arrested in a post-midnight operation in Mumbai on May 16 by Delhi Police for spot-fixing in IPL matches for payments of up to Rs 60 lakh just for giving away pre-determined number of runs in an over.

It said the cricketers had indulged 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 booked under section 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.

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