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T20 spot-fixing: bail cancellation for Sreesanth sought

PTI  New Delhi, July 30, 2013
First Published: 16:47 IST(30/7/2013) | Last Updated: 17:42 IST(30/7/2013)

Delhi Police on Tuesday said it will move court for cancellation of the bail granted to cricketers S Sreesanth and Ankit Chavan and 19 others in the T20 spot-fixing case.

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"We are moving an application requesting the court to cancel the bail granted to 21 people including the two cricketers in the T20 spot-fixing case," special commissioner of police (special cell) S N Shrivastava said.

A court had granted bail to the two players and several other bookies on June 10, saying there is no reason that they should be booked under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).

The court had said prima facie there was "no sufficient material" against the accused to establish their "nexus" with organised crime syndicate.

"There is no reason for believing that the accused are guilty under the MCOCA at this stage," additional sessions judge Vinay Kumar Khanna had said in his judgement on June 10.

Sources in Delhi Police said the investigation has moved forward and they have "enough evidence" to prove an organised crime syndicate in the case to justify slapping of MCOCA against the accuse.

The three players of Rajasthan Royals along with 11 bookies, were arrested from Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Delhi during the T20 in May. Another 15 people were arrested from different parts of the country later.

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