A New Delhi court on Sunday extended the police custody of cricketers S Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila, who were arrested for their alleged involvement in the T20 spot-fixing scam, following a plea by the Delhi police.
Metropolitan magistrate Anuj Aggarwal also allowed the police to interrogate the arrested bookies Chandresh Patel and Ashwani alias Tinku, who are currently in custody.
The court, however, rejected a similar demand by the police for former Ranji player Babu Rao and remanded him in custody till June 4.
Cricketer Ankeet Chavan and three other bookies — Jiju Janardhan, Deepak Kumar and Manan Bhat — were also sent to judicial custody.
Meanwhile, the court also took on record Sreesanth’s bail plea and will hear his application on May 28. Chavan too has sought bail on grounds that his marriage is scheduled on June 2.
So far the police have arrested 19 persons in connection with the case, with the most recent one being bookie Mohammad Yahya whose involvement was revealed by Ashwani during his interrogation. Police are now on a look-out for their associate Amir, who is a link between the bookies and the Dubai-based underworld.