Cricketer S. Sreesanth’s family seemed confident in the face of the police asking a Delhi court to cancel the bail of Sreesanth and 20 others. The police reportedly filed the plea as they had evidence against Sreesanth under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).
“Sreesanth has been asked to appear before the court on August 21. We are awaiting more details,” said the cricketer’s brother Dipu Santhan. The cricketer has been given time till then to respond to the police’s petition to cancel the bail.
Sreesanth had been let out on bail on June 10 as the court could not find enough evidence to charge the player under MCOCA. “Sreesanth’s bail hasn’t been cancelled yet. He has only been asked to appear before the court. We will contest the police’s plea,” said Rebecca John, senior counsel of the team representing the cricketer.
The charge sheet in the case filed on Tuesday, however, places Sreesanth and Rajasthan Royals cricketer Ankeet Chavan on the list of accused along with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel.
The police reportedly have evidence to prove that all those arrested, including Sreesanth’s friend Jiju Janardhanan, were acting under orders from Dawood and his company.
Dipu did not comment on the police’s new allegations.
“The police investigation is going on. From our side, we will proceed with action to oppose the police plea seeking to cancel the bail,” he said.
Sreesanth’s Facebook page, meanwhile, had a message from the cricketer asking fans to have faith in him.
Fans responded by expressing their trust and support and offered their good wishes and prayers.
A few others, however, had harsh words for the cricketer with the number 36 jersey.
Sreesanth has been using his bail period to visit temples and make religious offerings to the Gods with his whole family in tow.