IPL spot-fixing: Bail plea of Chandila, others deferred till June 17
A Delhi court today deferred till June 17 the hearing on the bail pleas of suspended Rajasthan Royal's player Ajit Chandila and five others in the IPL spot-fixing scandal case.
Besides Chandila, Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Kumar Jain also adjourned the hearing on the bail applications of accused bookies Ramesh Vyas, Ashwani Aggarwal, Deepak Kumar, Sunil Bhatia and an ex-Ranji player Baburao Yadav.
"The present bail applications are adjourned for June 17," the court said, while asking the Senior Public Prosecutor (SPP) to remain present on the day.
The court deferred hearing on the applications after it was informed that the prosecutor was not present today. The Delhi Police's Special Cell informed the judge that the SPP appointed for this case will be returning by next week, as he was out of town.
Meanwhile, the police has filed its reply to bail plea of Vyas, saying the accused should not be granted relief as he was in direct contact with the underworld and was running the syndicate on their behest in south India.
"Ramesh Vyas, whose arrest in this case had been effected on June 8, and who has been remanded to judicial custody, has disclosed the role played by Ashwani as link between fixers, bookies, hawala operators of India and the syndicate member who are operating from Dubai and Pakistan," the police said.
It further stated that Vyas was controlling the entire South India network and Ashwani was looking at north India operations on behalf of Dawood and Chhota Shakeel.
The police Friday in its reply had opposed Chandila's bail plea, saying he was a "key conspirator" in the entire IPL spot-fixing case and was acting at the behest of a syndicate run by gangster Dawood Ibrahim.
The Delhi Police on May 16 had arrested three cricketers - S Sreesanth, Chandila and Ankeet Chavan of Rajasthan Royal's - on charges of spot-fixing.