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Delhi police to seek cancellation of Sreesanth, Chavan's bail

July 30, 2013 15:40 IST

S SreesanthThe Delhi police said on Tuesday that it will move court for cancellation of the bail granted to cricketers S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan and 19 others in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case.

"We are moving an application requesting the court to cancel the bail granted to 21 people including the two cricketers in the IPL spot-fixing case," Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) S N Shrivastava said.

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A court granted bail to the two players and several alleged bookies on June 10, saying there is no reason for them to be booked under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).

The court had said prima facie there was "no sufficient material" against the accused to establish their "nexus" with organised crime syndicate.

"There is no reason for believing that the accused are guilty under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) at this stage," Additional Sessions Judge Vinay Kumar Khanna said in his June 10 judgment.

Sources in the Delhi police said the investigation has made much progress since then and they have "enough evidence" to prove an organized crime syndicate in the case to justify slapping of MCOCA against the accused.

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Three Rajasthan Royals players, including Ajit Chandila who is still in jail, and 11 bookies, were arrested from Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Delhi during the IPL-6 in May.

Fifteen other people were arrested from different parts of the country later.