IPL spot-fixing case: Sreesanth’s laptop seized
Mumbai/New Delhi: Going deep into its IPL spot-fixing probe, Mumbai Police have seized a laptop computer, an ipad, and a mobile phone of speedster Sreesanth, one of the three arrested cricketers, from the hotel where he was held.
The seizures came even as more trouble was in store for the Rajasthan Royals(RR) player from Kerala with Mumbai Police Joint Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy saying its crime branch may book him in a spot fixing case registered by it and seek his custodial interrogation.
Simultaneously, Delhi Police despatched teams to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Hyderabad to track the money trail in the spot-fixing case in which it has arrested three cricketers–Sreesanth and fellow RR players Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan– and 11 bookies.
Roy told reporters in Mumbai that permission of a competent court has been secured for obtaining "mirror images" of a laptop computer, an ipad and a mobile phone seized from a room in a 5-star hotel in Bandra yesterday which the cricketer occupied before his arrest on Wednesday night.
"We are going deep into the investigation and Sreesanth might be booked in our case also here," Roy said.
Lawyers of all the three players have denied the involvement of the cricketers in the spot-fixing.
Delhi Police Investigators are also looking into the bank accounts of the players to trace the flow of money and are trying to find out how it was spend. TV footages of three matches in question from the official broadcaster were also sought by the police.
Crime Branch sleuths had yesterday searched the rooms occupied by Sreesanth and Jiju Janardan, his close friend and bookie arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi police in connection with the spot-fixing scandal.
Apart from electronic devices, cash, data card and diaries with entries in English and Malyalam, which appeared to be in Sreesanth's handwriting, were also seized.