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Rahul Dravid to be prosecution witness in IPL spot-fixing case

Almost two months after the IPL-6 spot-fixing scandal broke, the Delhi police has planned to file a comprehensive chargesheet against all  ‘tainted’ players and bookies. According to sources, underworld dons, Dawood Ibrahim and Chotta Shakeel, will also be charged for spot-fixing IPL and luring cricketers.

On Tuesday, the statement of Rahul Dravid, Rajasthan Royal’s skipper, was recorded under section 161 of the CrPC (examination of witness by the police). A week ago, few investigating officers of the special cell of Delhi police had gone to meet Dravid in Bangalore to question him on the involvement of Rajasthan Royals cricketers.

On the basis of his statements, senior officers are planning to make Dravid their prosecution witness in the case. Sources in special cell said, ‘If Dravid becomes a prosecution witness, it will help us in making the case more strong.’ Dravid has been contacted as he is the skipper of the tainted IPL team whose players have been arrested and later released on bail for spot-fixing the matches.

‘We have questioned Dravid about the role of S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan in the spot-fixed matches in IPL-6. Every delivery bowled by Sreesanth, Chandila and Chavan have been analysed. Dravid said that he had no clue that players were involved in spot-fixing,’ said a source in the special cell.  Dravid further told the investigators that Chandila’s role in the match was not that important but Sreesanth played a vital role in the bowling department.

The source added that apart from Dravid, there were several other players from the franchise who have been questioned and their statements have been recorded. Statements of Raghu Iyer, CEO, Rajasthan Royals and Satyen Saraswat, chief financial officer, were
also recorded.
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