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KEYWORDS:- Anticipatory Bail, S Sreesanth, Kerala High Court, Cricketing Academy, Justice Mohammad Nias CP

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday passed an interim order which protects Indian Cricketer S Sreesanth from the cheating case in which he was accused.

Justice Mohammad Nias CP has passed the order after noting the submission of public prosecutor which stated that the matter has been settled between the parties.

Sreesanth’s counsel was directed to charge the de facto complainant and took off the case for further hearing on December 8.

Sreesanth further moved the anticipatory bail and claimed that he was falsely blamed in the case registered by the Kannur Town Police.

The purported transaction in which the case is rooted has occurred in 2019 between the complainant and 2 other persons.

The complainant claimed that the accused persuaded him to invest in a villa project. Later the co-accused purportedly proposed that a cricketing academy could be set up instead of a villa in Kollur near Mookambika temple under the assistance of Sreesanth.

The complainant claimed that the co-accused promised him a partnership in the newly formed cricket academy. On such assurity, he transferred money to first and second accused in the year 2019. Later, when the plans flatted, the complainant filed a cheating case against first and second accused and Sreesanth as well.

This leads Sreesanth to file the petition for anticipatory bail.

According to petition, it was submitted that Sreesanth had no role in the purported cheating  scenario. Instead, he had only provided inputs for free when ha was asked for the guidance in order to start a cricket academy.

Furthermore, he claimed that he has not had any kind of financial dealings with the complainant or with both accused.

Sreesanth contended that he had no clue or knowledge about the fact that his name was being used to the complainant by the co-accused while making representations. 

His plea further stated that he has never had any transaction with the complainant. He just gave tips and deliberations out of his passion and love for the gave to the 1st accused when he approached him with the proposal to start a cricket academy and that too Kollur a holy place for hindus. Further, it was submitted that it might be a conspiracy as the complaint was filed when he is going through a positive zone in his career.

The Petition stated that, the filing of complaint is only to harass the petitioner’s reputation. The petitioner is doing well in his career and performing well in the leagues. It is at that time when he came to knew from the news that a crime of cheating has been registered against him by the complainant.

Advocates Renjith B Marar, Lakshmi N Kaimal, P Rajkumar, Arun Poomulli, Preetha S Chandran, Anand Remesh.

Case Name:- S Sreesanth v. State of Kerala

Written by:- Dolly Singh Gehlot,College:- BM Law College, Jodhpur, Semester:- 5th an intern under Legal Vidhiya





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