Sreesanth used spot-fixing money on branded apparel

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Tainted cricketer S. Sreesanth went on a shopping spree with the money he earned from spot-fixing, buying apparel worth Rs.1.95 lakh for himself and a mobile phone costing over Rs.40,000 for his girlfriend, Delhi Police said Tuesday.

He wanted to quickly dispose of the money which he got after fixing, a police official told IANS.

“Sreesanth went to buy clothes from Diesel’s showroom in Mumbai where he spent Rs.1.95 lakh. From the money which he got from spot-fixing, he also bought a Blackberry Z10 phone for his girl friend,” the official added.

Sreesanth is in Delhi Police custody for questioning.

Meanwhile, Bollywood actor Vindu Dara Singh was arrested by Mumbai police Tuesday for suspected links in the spot-fixing scam in the ongoing IPL-6. He was sent to police custody till May 24 by a court in Mumbai.

Three Rajasthan Royals IPL cricketers — Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan — and over a dozen bookies have been arrested in the ongoing investigations into the spot-fixing scam busted last week.

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