Sreesanth checks into Tihar Jail
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Sreesanth checks into Tihar Jail

Chief metropolitan magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma turned down the plea of Special Cell of Delhi Police for the custody of Sreesanth saying he cannot be held liable for what has happened behind his back.Vindoo's custody extended

india Updated: May 29, 2013 00:32 IST
Ht Correspondent
Ht Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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A city court on Tuesday sent cricketers S Sreesnath and Ajit Chandila, arrested in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal, to Tihar jail till June 4. Chief metropolitan magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma rejected Delhi Police’s plea to keep the duo in custody for two more days.

According to the police they wanted to interrogate Sreesnath in connection with tampering of evidence that took place soon after his arrest at his hotel room. The special cell team had alleged the Indian pacer’s friend had removed some articles soon after the news of Sreesnath’s arrest broke out.

Not accepting the police claim, the court said the cricketer could not be held liable for what happened behind his back. “Admittedly, Sreesanth cannot be held liable for instances at his back. I am of the considered opinion that it would amount to injustice to the accused," the judge noted.

"How will you (investigators) establish that the removed articles belonged to Sreesanth as anyone can plant to falsely implicate him," the court asked public prosecutor Rajiv Mohan.

The court dismissed the bail plea of Rajasthan Royals player Ankeet Chavan. Sreesnath's bail plea will come up for hearing on June 4.

First Published: May 28, 2013 16:41 IST