Bookie Sanjeev Chawla strikes High Court towards police remand in match-fixing case

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Sanjeev Chawla, the prime accused in one in all cricket's greatest match-fixing scams, has reached the Delhi High Court on Friday to problem his 12-day police remand heard by a Delhi courtroom. The accused Bookie was remanded to police custody after he was extradited from London on Thursday by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Patiala House Court, Sudhir Kumar Sirohi.

Racket's essential conspirator

He is among the essential accused within the 2000 match-fixing scandal, which additionally allegedly included former South Africa captain Hansi Cronje. He fled to the UK earlier than the Delhi Police may interrogate him within the case. <! –

                 The crime department had instructed the courtroom on Thursday that it was the principle conspirator and kingpin of the racket.

Delhi Crime Branch was extradited to India on Thursday morning

Earlier on Thursday morning, the staff of Delhi Crime Branch had extradited Sanjeev Chawla to India after 19 years. A Delhi Police official mentioned Chawla, a 50-year-old citizen of Britain, reached IGI Airport within the morning. He was accompanied by a staff of Crime Branch officers from London.

Was a businessman from Delhi

Let me let you know, Chawla was a Delhi-based businessman who reached London in 1996 on a business visa. His Indian passport was revoked in 2000. She obtained a UK passport in 2005 and is now a British citizen. In 2016, Sanjeev Chawla was arrested in London however appealed to the courtroom there. Last month it additionally appealed to the International Human Rights Court however didn’t get any reduction.

this was it 2000 Match fixing case

On 16 February and 20 March 2000, Delhi Police filed a cost sheet towards former South African captain the late Hansi Cronje and 5 others for fixing the India-South Africa matches. Their names have been faraway from the chargesheet after there was not sufficient proof towards South African gamers Herschelle Gibbs and Nicky Boe. Along with Hansi Cronje, bookies Sanjeev Chawla, Manmohan Khattar, Delhi's Rajesh Kalra, Sunil Dara and T Kumar's brother Krishna Kumar have been additionally charged. Since then, efforts have been being made to deliver Sanjeev to India.

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