Bail granted to Sreesanth, 18 others

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday granted bail to suspended cricketer S. Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals teammate Ankeet Chavan and 17 bookies who were booked under the provisions of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) in the IPL spot fixing scandal.

Additional Session Judge V.K. Khanna granted bail to the accused on personal bonds of Rs.50,000 each.

The others who were granted bail include Jiju Janardhan, Chandresh Patel and Tinku Mandi among others.

Another Rajasthan Royals cricketer, Ajit Chandila had not applied for bail.

The court granting bail to the accused found that there as no prima facie evidence to try them under the stringent MCOCA.

Delhi Police invoked the MCOCA against the accused as they were allegedly facilitating the illegal acts of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel.

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