IPL spot-fixing: Sreesanth's dad alleges 'mighty' conspiracy against son

Jun 05, 2013, 18:47 IST | IANS

Even as Sreesanth's mother broke down while talking to the media about her son, the cricketer's father, Santhakumaran Nair, continued his conspiracy theory chant alleging that some "mighty force" was trying to finish off his son's career.

The parents of arrested IPL cricketer S. Sreesanth said here Wednesday that their son is innocent and has no links with the spot fixing scandal.

"We don't think that our son would do a wrong like this...maybe on the field he would have shown his exuberance. We have full faith in the judiciary and we do not blame anyone," said Sreesanth's mother Savithiri Devi, with tears in her eyes.

"Let no mother face what I am facing today," she said, while talking to reporters at her home here.

S Sreesanth sits in a police vehicle as he leaves the Saket district court in New Delhi. PiC/AFP

Sreesanth's judicial custody was extended by a Delhi court Tuesday till June 18.

The cricketer's father, Santhakumaran Nair, said that some "mighty force" appeared to be behind his son to finish off his career.

"Look what happened yesterday, he was all set to get bail and suddenly the Delhi Police came with some new sections. Everything looks mysterious," said Nair.

The Delhi Police invoked the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against the cricketer.

Asked about the invoking of MCOCA on the tainted India pacer, they said they do not have anything to say on that. 

The Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) had been imposed by Delhi police against Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, Ankit Chavan and 23 others.

Sreesanth and Chandila are lodged in the Tihar jail in Delhi while Chavan has been granted interim bail for his marriage.

The accused face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment along with fine of Rs 5 lakh under section 3 of MCOCA while the jail term can go upto ten years along with fine of Rs one lakh and properties of the accused can also be attached under section 4 of the Act.

Sreesanth, who played for Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals, is in jail for his alleged role in spot fixing in the recently-concluded sixth edition of the tournament.

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