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Cops build up evidence
Sreesanth loses sleep; laptop seized New Delhi: For fast bowler S Sreesanth, it was two days of sleepless nights and no bath as the disgraced...
Sreesanth loses sleep; laptop seized New Delhi: For fast bowler S Sreesanth, it was two days of sleepless nights and no bath as the disgraced cricketer was not "comfortable" with the bathroom. Alone in the small cell of the Delhi Police, he mostly looks glum, depressed and breaks down often during questioning, police sources said Saturday. On the second day of questioning by the interrogators of the Delhi Police Special Cell, which busted the spot fixing scandal late Wednesday night after they arrested Sreesanth and his two Rajasthan Royals teammates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila and 11 bookies, Sreesanth again broke down, police said. "On the first day, he shared the cell with his teammates. But now he is alone. He has not slept for the past two days," the official said.A A city court Thursday granted five days custody of all the 14 accused to the police. "When we again questioned him on Saturday about his involvement in spot fixing, he broke down. He looks very glum, depressed and often cries," said the official. "When we are not questioning him, he behaves normally and speaks to us. And laughs sometimes. Then he sobers up when he realises where he is," the officer added. "As he was not comfortable with the bathroom of the police cell, he did not take bath," the officer said. Sreesanth, 30, who had refused dinner on the first night of his stay in the police custody Thursday night, had rajma-chawal the next day. "All the players are now having regular food," the officier added. Sreesanth, considered to be one of the most colourful cricketer in the Indian cricket team, has confessed to him crime. Mumbai police Saturday also seized Sreesanth's laptop, i-pad, phones, cash and diaries after they raided a hotel where the cricketer was staying for sometime. Police to decide on FIR New Delhi: A court here Saturday issued notice to the Delhi Police on a plea by cricketer S. Sreesanth, arrested for alleged spot fixing in IPL cricket matches, seeking a copy of the first information report (FIR) registered against him. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma sought a response from the investigating officer (IO) by May 20 on the plea of the cricketer, who was arrested Thursday. The court allowed the defence lawyers of the Sreesanth, who is in police custody, to inspect a copy of the FIR. Sreesanth's advocate Deepak Prakash told the court that the accused should be told about the grounds of arrest, adding that he was an international-level player and had no reasons to get involved in spot fixing. The accused were arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police from the national capital region (NCR), Mumbai and Ahmedabad in connection with spot fixing. Police earlier sought seven days custody of the 14 accused for unearthing the entire conspiracy and the money laundering involved in the racket. All the accused were charged with penal provisions for cheating - which carry a maximum punishment of seven years - and criminal conspiracy - which carry a minimum jail term of two years.