Bookie made Rs 2.5 crore from Sreesanth's over

Last Updated: Fri, May 24, 2013 06:37 hrs

Delhi police commissioner Neeraj Kumar has revealed that Mumbai bookie Chandresh Patel made a staggering Rs 2.5 crore from the fixed over that Sreesanth bowled in the IPL against Kings XI Punjab.

"Bookies like Patel and others have become rich overnight. We have evidence for this," he said.

Kumar also disclosed in an interview with Indian Express that Sreesanth was unaware that his teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were also involved in the fixing racket.

"Sreesanth thought he was alone. He did not know that Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were working their deals with different sets of bookies. Ankeet Chavan was fixed by Chandila and Amit Singh. We have a taped interception of Chandila demanding a cut for the May 15 match because he believed he had introduced the bookie to Chavan," said Kumar.

The police chief once again refuted suggestions that key underworld figures like Dawood Ibrahim or Tiger Memon had a direct role in the lucrative fixing operation.

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