IPL spot fixing verdict: Delhi police and Neeraj Kumar criticised for botch up

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Former Delhi police commissioner, Neeraj Kumar is being criticised after Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandalia were given clean chit by Delhi’s Patiala court in 2013  spot fixing charges on Saturday.

Kumar was the commissioner of Delhi Police, when these three cricketers were arrested on charges of spot-fixing in IPL cricket. Curiously though, he’s now acting as the chief advisor to BCCI’s anti-corruption unit.

Experts and social media users are already sharpening their knives against Kumar questioning his ability to perform in his new role with the BCCI.

User @jgopikrishnan70 on twitter was quite explicit in expresing his anger against Kumar;

 

User  @spandey2004 wrote:

User @rajkshroff called this an outcome of Delhi police’s inefficiency:

For user @venkatananth it was the sign of good things. His sarcastic tweet read;

According to a Delhi police offficer, who requested not to be identified, the verdict by Patiala court dropping charges against the trio with 33 others is quite embarrassing for the police force.

He said, “Rightly so, we will be asked questions about our ability to present robust case against these players charged with spot-fixing. from Neeraj Kumar to the current establishment, we all are responsible for this botch up. Clearly, we didn’t appear to have fought this case with as much sincerity as we ought to have done.”

The BCCI had imposed life-ban on these three players after names were revealed for allegedly agreeing to manipulate the outcome of cricket matches in the IPL. It’s unlikely that the Indian cricket board will reverse its decision.

 

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