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IPL 6 spot-fixing: Sreesanth resisted arrest, asked police to call Maharashtra, Kerala CMs: Sources


Subhajit Sengupta,CNN-IBN
May 19, 2013 at 04:10pm IST

New Delhi: S Sreesanth, who has been arrested in connection with the IPL 6 spot-fixing scandal, had resisted arrest by Delhi Police in Mumbai, sources said on Sunday. The cricketer was reportedly in a sedan when police approached him in an SUV.

The cricketer, according to the sources, threw his phone at the policemen, who tried to arrest him, and asked them to call up the Maharashtra Chief Minister and the Kerala Chief Minister. He, however, mellowed after seeing bookies in the custody, said the sources.

ALSO SEE Noose tightens around Sreesanth, Mumbai Police may seek his custody

The noose is tightening around the arrested cricketer as the Mumbai Police on Saturday raided the hotel room in which Sreesanth was staying in Mumbai. The Mumbai Police, in its raid, recovered Sreesanth's personal laptop and ipad, Rs 72,000 cash and his personal diaries which have notings in English and Malayalam.

"Depending on what we find in the laptop, we may even seek Sreesanth's custody in our case," said Mumbai Joint Police Commissioner Himanshu Roy. The Mumbai Police has claimed that Sreesanth's laptop and ipad can provide crucial leads in the spot-fixing scandal.

Three Rajasthan Royals players and 11 bookies have been so far arrested by the Delhi Police in the IPL 6 spot-fixing scandal.

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