Indian cricketer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth has always been in the news for showing off his extreme emotions. The pace bowler is now caught in a spot-fixing controversy that has rocked the ongoing IPL. On May 16, 2013, Sreesanth claimed that he is innocent and was framed in the scandal.
Deepak Prakash, the advocate for the cricketer opposed Delhi Police’s plea for a seven-day custody for the interrogation of all the accused. Prakash stated that he told the chief metropolitan magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma that the star is innocent and that there is no evidence against him in the case.
The advocate said, “The police have not produced any direct evidence against Sreesanth. He is innocent and has been framed in the case”. Prakash went on to say that the police just produced certain excerpts of the tapped conversation of bookies, but in which the name of Sreesanth has not even cropped up.
The advocate opposed the plea and said that the probe agency has failed to provide any preliminary evidence against the cricketer. Prakash also informed the media that Sreesanth is totally broken and that he will try for his bail after meeting him at the police station. Sreesanth was brought in the court premises in a separate car with his face hidden under a black cloth.