As per the reports in TOI, the Raipur Police on May 12, raided the hotel rooms of Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) cheerleaders without any warrant, leaving them shocked and annoyed.
It has been learnt that Kotwali police officials stormed the hotel and questioned the cheerleaders for round about an hour, who then had no option to call up their event management company that associated them with IPL.
“It’s ridiculous that we are being treated like this by the cops,” one of the cheerleaders told TOI.
“They could have contacted our event manager directly rather than rushing straight to our rooms. We all have work permits and we have been associated with Bollywood. We have never had such a bad experience in India.”
Anshuman Singh Sisodiya, City Superintendent of Police of Kotwali Police circle, later made it clear that it was a routine checking so as to make sure that there wasn’t anything suspicious.
“It was routine checking. We were informed about some foreign girls checking in a hotel under Kotwali Police circle. A team led by senior police official visited the hotel and checked the rooms of the girls just to make sure there wasn’t anything suspicious.”
Ever since the IPL spot-fixing controversy occurred, cheerleaders are allotted a different hotel to stay than the officials and players.