Spot-fixing: Cash paid to Sreesanth recovered from Mumbai

New Delhi, May 30 (PTI) : Delhi Police today claimed to have recovered Rs 5.5 lakh, which was part of the Rs ten lakh allegedly paid to cricketer Sreesanth for spot-fixing in an IPL match, from Mumbai.

The recovery was made in Mumbai at the instance of Abhishek Shukla, who was arrested for allegedly removing money and articles of Sreesanth soon after the cricketer's arrest in May 16.

Police sources said this recovery completes the money trail of Sreesanth.
Of the Rs ten lakh, Mumbai Police had recovered Rs 75,000 while Delhi Police claims it has evidence of Sreesanth spending around Rs 3.75 lakh for purchases and parties.
Police had taken Shukla, an event manager, to Mumbai yesterday for recovery.

Shukla has been charged under section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) and taken to Mumbai for recovery of articles and money owned by Sreesanth which he had hidden, sources said.

"We have accounted for Rs 5 lakh out of the Rs 10 lakh Sreesanth got for alleged spot-fixing. Shukla has allegedly hidden the remaining amount belonging to Sreesanth as well as Jiju Janardhan, the cricketer's friend.

"Soon after Sreesanth's arrest, Jiju made a call to Shukla asking to clean up Sreesanth's room," the official said.


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  • simple, Bangalore

    Fri, May 31 2013

    Flavian, Mangalore

    Is it possible for you to think for a moment that Harbajan May have fixed Sreesanth through Vindoo.
    You saw Harbajan sitting with Vindoo during one match - he may be very close to vindoo - what do you say.
    Moreover, Is Harbajan a policeman himself?
    Some bad blood earlier, leading to all this?
    This is not a big crime, I guess.
    Till they are proven guilty, I'll wait to say Sreesanth is guilty.
    These Police too give out very conflicting reports, every now and then - and it leads to speculations.
    I have less trust in Police than Sreesant...

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    Thu, May 30 2013

    But still sreesanth will say- "I am innocent, I am being framed...I will stay vindicated.

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  • R Mallar, Kasaragod/ Dubai

    Thu, May 30 2013

    Considering that IPL franchisees are privately owned, what is Srishant's crime? Just cheating his employer by not carrying out his duty for which he was paid money. If he was playing for India in international matches he would have been additionally guilty for let a nation down.
    Is this such a big crime to become a national issue? Rajastan Royals must sue him and put him behind the bars for cheating. That is it.
    N. Sreenivasan is apparently a bigger culprit that way.

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  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, udupi

    Thu, May 30 2013

    Oh Stop this IPL then everything solved

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  • Flavian , Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, May 30 2013

    Peter Pereira,

    By the way, I am Flavian Pereira but I do not think we are daijies.

    What you have said is correct. They are (not all) born manupulatives.

    Beginning days of IPL, I used to watch almost every match and particularly Royal challengers. There were times, we used to kneel down and pray for Bangalore team to win. The result used to be so close but R C B looses. Ultimately, the news started spreading that IPL matches are fixed. From that point of time, I lost interest and stopped watching cricket for the last four years.

    I hope everything will be regularized and we will get back the lost charm of cricket. Hope for the best.

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  • Mohan H Naik, Mangaluru

    Thu, May 30 2013

    Ban him from cricket for life time.Put him behind bar. He has fooled so called Pool of (fool) fans.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Thu, May 30 2013

    Police are trying their best to proove Sreeshant guilty.But police failed here . Jiju never knew about Sreeshant arrest till he got himself arrested. Then how could he talk to someone to clean up the room? 2.How could police allow him to talk to someone after arrest ?
    Court will not take this issue seriously. I think Court will warn Police to avoid such a silly things like school kids. Already Court has advised Delhi police to bring proper evidence. Wheteher you like it or not,Sreeshant will come out clean. I want him to stay behind bars beacuse he is guilty.But COURT NEEDS 100% PROOF..!

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  • M Rao, Mangalore

    Thu, May 30 2013

    The conviction rate in India is too low, as our Police is ill equipped/supported/motivated in crime prevention, detection and supporting cases with proper evidence.

    The justice delivery system too requires some dynamic changes, considering that even an open shut case like Kasab Massacre took 4 years for conviction, what to talk of Shreeshant's.

    As rightly pointed out, slowly it is turning out a case that many criminals will be behind bar for some time/considerable time, before the case fizzle out. The only punishment is being behind bars as an unconvicted.

    Sad...but true.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Thu, May 30 2013

    Dear Mr.Rao...Wonderful comment. You undestood my comment properly.Many Sreeshants are playing here by pressing dislike button without understanding it. Why I said "Sreeshant will come out clean" because...
    1.Police could not confirm direct contact between bookies and Sreeshant through their phones
    2.Police could not prove Sree had taken money from bookies.(no direct evidence)
    3.Police could not confirm Sree met with bookies.(jiju was not bookie,he is his friend)
    4.Towel issue : from today onwards,check how many bowlers use towels when they bowl..Jadjeja used black towel and conceded 14 runs..
    At last why don't police enquire Suresh Raina,Piyush chawla,Praveen, RP Singh..Vindoo Darasingh and other bookies confirmed that they met these cricketers..?

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  • S N Bangs, Thannirubhavi

    Thu, May 30 2013

    Mumbai police recovered 72000/- rupees from Srishant`s Hotel Room. now Delhi Police claims they recovered 5.5 lakhs and his cleaned room. Is he left 72000/- to Mumbai police and Kept 5.5 lakh to Delhi cops to recover?

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  • Peter Pereira, Pune

    Thu, May 30 2013

    Flavian Mangalore, Kuwait, this is the habit they have in their blood. They involve in all possible illegal activities and when caught, they deny all charges and cry like an innocent baby. If nothing works, they have their khadi shawl and the ceiling fan. The criminal Sreesanth Kutti who betrayed the trust of cricket fans should be put behind bars for rest of his life.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mapusa

    Thu, May 30 2013

    Why is BJP quite over this Rs. 40,000 crore scam......

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  • Bollu, Mangalore

    Thu, May 30 2013

    Because Rs. 40,000 crore less than Rs. 145,000 crore coal-scam..!! What happen between politicans-underworld-naxalites-businessmen' loot mines..same happening in cricket..!!

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  • Santhosh R Shetty, kenja

    Thu, May 30 2013

    i think all the IPL team is mingled in fixing may be one or two guys in every team but unfortunatly only three have been caught need strict investigation.

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  • Flavian, Manglore/Kuwait.

    Thu, May 30 2013

    Inspite of all the evidences and proofs with the Dehli police, Sreeshanth is deying to disown the crimes he has committed.

    It is better he accepts his guilt/mistakes and cooperate with the police on this investigation process. Hiding or trying to destroy the evidences shall lead him into further troubles.

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