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Sreesanth and others get bail
New Delhi: A Delhi court has granted bail to Test cricketer S Sreesanth and 17 other people arrested on allegations of betting and spot-fixing in the...
New Delhi: A Delhi court has granted bail to Test cricketer S Sreesanth and 17 other people arrested on allegations of betting and spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). It has also rejected the Delhi Police plea seeking framing of charges under the stringent MCOCA against them. They will have to surrender their passports and they cannot travel abroad, but they are free to travel within the country, the court held. Among those granted bail today are alleged bookie and Sreesanth's friend Jiju Janardhan and cricketer Ankeet Chavan. A third Rajasthan Royals player arrested in the case, Ajit Chandila, had not applied for bail. The cricketers and others were arrested last month on charges of spot-fixing. They will be released from Delhi's Tihar Jail on Tuesday. The court said today that it did not find enough evidence to satisfy the charges under MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act) that the Delhi Police had sought last week to charge the accused under. The judge held that these were not habitual offenders. Kundra hits out at Dalmiya New Delhi (PTI): Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra on Monday expressed shock at BCCI's decision to suspend him on charges of gambling in IPL and said he was being made a "scapegoat" by people in powerful positions. "I am shocked and upset at the unilateral decision taken by the BCCI and will fight the grounds of suspension," Kundra said in a statement.