CCTV footage seen, cops trace model’s steps

Published: 25th May 2013 07:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th May 2013 07:53 AM   |  A+A-

A Delhi police special cell has taken footage from the hotel here where Rajasthan Royals’ and Kings XI Punjab players had stayed before the May 9 match, in which bookie Jiju Janardhan was seen at a party hosted by a young Kings XI team member.

The party started at 1 am and was over by 2.30 am on May 9 after Kings XI Punjab lost the match to Rajasthan Royals in Mohali. Delhi police took the whole recording of about two hours in a 32 GB flash disk drive. The team also inspected three rooms, 333, 316 and 320, of the hotel. Room number 333 was the room where Sreesanth had stayed. Last week, Delhi Police told the hotel staff not to tinker with CCTV recordings of May 8 and 9 of the hotel and also not to delete them.

Sources said Jiju hired a cab and went shopping in Sector 17 of Chandigarh, from where he purchased expensive gifts for Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan, including sports apparel of a leading brand, shoes and watches.

Later, in the second floor lobby of the hotel he met these three and gave them their gifts. The police also have details of the cab.

Meanwhile, a Chandigarh model told special cell police that she had met Sreesanth with her portfolio, as he was making a Telugu movie.

The 23-year-old girl, who originally hails from Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, was in room number 333 on May 7 and May 8 during night hours.

When she was called to Delhi for questioning, she told the police that she had done an item number in a Telugu film in 2012 and was told by some friend that the cricketer, along with a friend, was making a movie. So, she had gone to meet him asking for a bigger role in the movie and had taken her portfolio to show Sreesanth, said sources. After scrutinising the CCTV footage, the visiting special cell of the police summoned her, as she was seen going to the third floor and then entering the room of the cricketer. 

She got a pass from reception as there was no stair case entry and only authorized persons were allowed to use the lift.

Sreesanth had allegedly instructed the hotel reception accordingly.


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