2 girls accompanying Sreesanth in hotel room were from Bangalore
Dailybhaskar.com | May 21, 2013, 15:15PM IST
New Delhi/Mumbai: New revelations refuse to stop in the ongoing spot-fixing case involving S Sreesanth and others who were arrested from Mumbai hotels. In a fresh twist in the case, it has come to fore that the two girls, who were accompanying Sreesanth when he was arrested by Delhi Police, were from Bangalore.
"One girl is from Richards Town while the other is from Richmond Town," TOI quoted their source as saying.
According to police, the two Bangalore girls were hired by their bosses to track Sreesanth’s movement and pass them to their employers who are suspected to be bookies.
It has come to notice during investigation that bookies used to search cricket-loving girls on social networking sites and later use them as ‘escort girls’ who would accompany cricketers and for which they were being paid handsomely.
"Escort girls are not call girls. Being hardcore cricket fans, some agree to spend time with cricketers and unknowingly land in bookies' trap," TOI quoted their sources as saying.
It is alleged that the spot fixing racket is being controlled by D-Company from Pakistan. Notorious underworld gangster Dawood Ibrahim is supposed to have made Rs. 1,200 crore already in the present edition of the Indian Premier League. Delhi Police sources had earlier informed they stumbled on the spot fixing racket after they recorded the phone calls of aides of Tiger Memon with bookies.
Earlier, one of the several bookies arrested by Delhi Police Special Cell revealed during interrogation that videos of both Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila with escort girls had been shot in order to blackmail them in case they didn't execute their instructions.
During interrogation, Sreesanth claimed that it was his friend Jiju who had deviced the plan of shooting his MMS as a source of 'blackmail' in case he 'backtracked later'.