Lawyers of S. Sreesanth and his IPL teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan on Friday claimed that the players were innocent and accused the Delhi Police of “wrongly trapping” them in the IPL spot-fixing case.
A day after the Indian pacer, Chandila and Chavan were sent a five-day police custody along with 11 others, their lawyers questioned the police action and accused the cops of following illegal procedure against them by arresting them without any evidence.
“He (Sreesanth) never talked to any bookie. He never received any money and he has no connection with any person involved in this case.
“He explained to me everything. He explained me that he was never involved in this case. He is completely innocent and there was no phone call with any bookie or any person involved in this case,” Sreesanth’s lawyer Deepak Prakash told reporters in New Delhi.
He said that he met Sreesanth and he is “perfectly okay and completely relaxed”. The lawyer also said that there is no question of Sreesanth confessing since he has not committed any crime. (An IANS report quoting Delhi Police officials said the player confessed to the charges.)
Advocate Rajiv Shankar Dwivedi, who appeared for Chandila and Chauhan, also took a similar stand, claiming that they were completely innocent.
They “have nothing to do with this controversy. All illegal and wrongful procedures were adopted by the police to trap them. Th police have no evidence against them. They have been wrongly trapped,” he said.