Now, Delhi police go after eight Kings XI Punjab players

Published: 25th May 2013 07:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th May 2013 07:40 AM   |  A+A-

After Rajasthan Royals and the owner of Chennai Super Kings, now eight players of Kings XI Punjab are under the scanner of the Delhi Police special cell for alleged spot-fixing in the IPL.

Sources said a team of Delhi Police officers came to Chandigarh on Thursday and went to Hotel JW Marriott in Sector 35 where both the Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab teams had stayed for their May 9 encounter.

The police took possession of CCTV footage of eight players of Kings XI Punjab, including a foreign player, and made a list of all those who met Kings XI team members. The footage was from CCTVs at the hotel reception, lobby and in front of the players’ rooms.

One of the recordings shows a party in progress in the room of a young middle-order batsman and right-arm off-break bowler of Kings XI Punjab.

Jiju Janardhanan, a bookie from Kannur, Kerala, who played club cricket with S Sreesanth earlier, was present, claimed police sources. Sources said Jiju hired a cab and went for shopping in Sector 17 where he purchased expensive gifts for Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, including sports apparels of a leading brand, shoes and watches.

A Chandigarh model was also questioned. The 23-year-old was in room number 333, where Sreesanth stayed, on May 7 and May 8 nights.

After scrutinising the CCTV footage, the special team summoned the model as she was seen entering the room of a famous cricketer.

The Delhi Police team obtained the whole recording of about two hours. The team also inspected rooms 316 and 320.


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