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Sreesanth's mother, sister visit him in custody

Sreesanth’s mother Savitri Devi, and sister Nivedita met the cricketer at the Delhi Police special cell in Lodhi Colony, where the cricketer is being kept, the sources said.


Tough ride: Police escort S Sreesanth, as they leave the Saket District Court in New Delhi yesterday. AFP/Pic

The three hugged each other, and cried. Savitri Devi wished that her son is released soon. The Rajasthan Royals team was rocked by the spot-fixing scandal after Delhi Police arrested their three players Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan and 11 bookies in a post-midnight operation in Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad May 16.

Custody extended
Meanwhile, a Delhi court yesterday remanded Sreesanth, cricketer Ajit Chandila and two arrested bookies Chandresh Patel and Ashwani alias Tipu to police custody till May 28 after special cell of Delhi Police said their custodial interrogation was required to unearth the entire conspiracy.

While cricketer Ankeet Chavan was sent to judicial custody till June 4, after the police said he was no more required for any further custodial interrogation.

The court, however, rejected the police’s plea seeking two more days of interrogation of arrested accused Babu Rao Yadav, a former Ranji player, and remanded him to judicial custody till June 4.

These accused were produced before the court after expiry of their five days of police custody. Seeking extension of Sreesanth’s police custody by two more days, Public prosecutor Rajiv Mohan said that they need to interrogate him about the whereabouts of one Abhishek Shukla whose name has cropped up during the investigation.

The prosecutor said during interrogation, they have come to know that in one of the intercepted conversations, Shukla had asked someone to clean Sreesanth’s hotel room immediately after the cricketer was arrested.

Advocate Vishal, who appeared for Sreesanth, opposed the police’s plea saying the cricketer has been in their custody for last 10 days and police have nothing more to interrogate.  

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