A Delhi court said it would pass its order on 29 June on framing of charges in IPL-6 spot fixing case, in which suspended cricketers S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan and others, including underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel, are accused.
Additional sessions judge Neena Bansal Krishna, who was scheduled to pass the order on charges on Saturday, deferred it saying some of the defence counsel have not yet filed their written arguments in the case. The court directed the accused to file written arguments, if any, by 6 June.
Special cell of the Delhi police had chargesheeted 42 accused in the case out of which six are absconding. The probe conducted by the police in the case had earlier come under scrutiny of the court which had questioned its theory of “match fixing”, saying there was prima facie no evidence showing that matches were fixed by the accused.
During the arguments on framing of charges, the police had referred to the telephonic conversations among the accused claiming they were involved in match-fixing and betting. The police had alleged that call detail records in the case clearly reflect the linkage of accused persons who were part of a crime syndicate to generate money.
Countering the arguments advanced by police, the counsel appearing for the accused had argued that police had failed to show commission of any prima facie offence by the accused in the case. The defence counsel had also argued that there was prima facie no evidence to frame charge in the case.