NEW DELHI: In a big turnaround, the Delhi High Court has served notices to Sreesanth, Chandila and Chavan in relation to the IPL spot fixing scandal in 2013. The court has served the notices to the trio including 36 others, on Wednesday (18 November).
The High Court in its notice, had ordered the recipients of the notices to attend a formal hearing of the court, scheduled on December 16th, 2015.
Earlier, a Patiala house court had discharged all the charges levied against the three alleged IPL players and 36 others pertaining to the IPL betting scandal case, citing lack of evidence as the reason. Since then, Sreesanth, Chandila and Chavan were left free.
During the investigation in May-June 2013, Chandila was sent to prison for a period of 3 months in remand before the court granted him a conditional bail. Sreesanth and Chavan have also been in jail for a month before they were released on bail. On the other hand, the BCCI has banned all the three players from cricket on disciplinary grounds after the IPL betting scandal came into the limelight.
The three players were charged under the Maharashtra Terrorism and Crime Control Act, as the Police suspect that the players have moved close with the bookies who had contacts with the Under world. Though the Patiala court has released all the players discharging the allegations against them, the Delhi Police have approached the High Court using the provision available for them on challenging the judgement of the lower court.
As per the reports. the Delhi police have done all the ground work for evidence, before challenging the decision of the lower court, the Cricbuzz reported.