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Cops establish Sreesanth-Mafia link

Cops establish Sreesanth-Mafia link
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Dawood, Shakeel named co-accused In a sensational twist to the IPL spot-fixing scandal, Delhi Police on Tuesday asserted that S Sreesanth and the...

Dawood, Shakeel named co-accused In a sensational twist to the IPL spot-fixing scandal, Delhi Police on Tuesday asserted that S Sreesanth and the other two Rajasthan Royals players were acting at the "command" of the most wanted underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and Chota Shakeel. The police also invoked the stringent MCOCA against 23 accused in the case while claiming that it has "concrete" evidence like intercepted telephonic conversations to link Sreesanth and some others with D-company. Under MCOCA, the accused face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment along with fine of Rs five lakh. Police's disclosure came in a court which extended till June 18 the judicial custody of 23 accused against whom Maharasthra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) was invoked. A total of 26 people have been arrested by Delhi Police since May 16 in the case. Under the MCOCA, charge sheet can be filed within a maximum period of 180 days as against 60-90 days under provisions of IPC.
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