Delhi court docket despatched bookie Sanjeev Chawla to 12-day police custody

by Jeremy Spirogis
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New Delhi: A Delhi court docket today despatched Sanjeev Chawla, a key accused within the match-fixing case involving former captain of South Africa cricket group Hansi Cronje, to 12-day police custody on Thursday. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sudhir Kumar Sirohi ordered Chawla to be despatched to 12 days police custody. Police requested the court docket at hand over Chawla for 14 days.

The court docket mentioned that as per the peace of mind letter given to Britain on 22 September 2017, the Indian authorities had assured that the accused can be saved in Tihar Jail earlier than the trial and within the occasion of conviction by the competent court docket. <! –

                 The choose mentioned that it’s the settled regulation that the police don’t require any permission from the court docket for additional investigation and on this case the police has to go to Cochin, Jamshedpur, Faridabad, Vadodara, Nagpur, Mumbai and Bengaluru and the case and To be investigated Therefore, I believe the interval of 12 days police custody shall be adequate for this objective. The court docket directed the accused to be produced on 25 February. The court docket additionally directed the investigating officer to conduct medical examination of the accused as per regulation. Special Public Prosecutor Atul Srivastava mentioned that Chawla, who was extradited from London on Thursday, is concerned within the fixing of 5 matches and has to face varied folks to search out out the massive conspiracy. The police informed the court docket that Cronje was additionally concerned on this. Cronje died in a aircraft crash in 2002.

Advocate Vineet Malhotra, showing for Chawla, mentioned that he was arrested on a warrant issued right here by the court docket, on the premise of which the extradition proceedings of the accused had been initiated in London and granted bail, "Therefore, the accused's The interval of 15 days from the date of arrest is over. In this fashion, the accused can’t be given in police custody. Another lawyer, Rahul Kumar, showing for Chawla, mentioned {that a} cost sheet has additionally been filed in opposition to the accused and the police can’t examine the case with out the permission of the court docket. Chawla is accused of hatching a conspiracy with Cronje for match-fixing in the course of the South Africa group's tour of India in February-March 2000.

British court docket paperwork state that Chawla, a Delhi-born businessman, had gone to Britain on a business visa in 1996 however continued to journey to India. Earlier, Chawla was extradited from Britain on Thursday and introduced right here. A Delhi Police official mentioned that this 50-year-old citizen of Britain reached IGI Airport within the morning. He was accompanied by a group of officers from London to Delhi Police Crime Branch. After finishing the formalities, the officer mentioned that the crime department would interrogate Chawla in his workplace at RK Puram. After the Indian passport was revoked within the yr 2000, he acquired a British passport after 5 years. He filed an attraction in opposition to his extradition, which was rejected by the European Human Rights Court final week.

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