Police also said that when Jiju called him, Sreesanth told him he was “resting at home”.
But it turned out he had been at the InterContinental Hotel with his "girlfriend".
As the police moved in on him, an enraged Sreesanth warned them "not to touch" him.
"He yelled at one officer and shoved another, saying he knew the chief minister - though he didn't specify of which state," the officer said.
Police, meanwhile, arrested three more men - including a former Ranji player - for acting as go-betweens for cricketers and bookies. The number of arrested now stands at 17.
Sunil Bhatia, Kiran Dole, and Manish Gudewa were apprehended from Maharashtra's Aurangabad. Gudewa was a Ranji cricketer who played for Vidharbha between 2003 and 2005. Police are also trailing their associate Babu Ram Yadav.