Sanjeev Chawla accused in match-fixing case despatched to 12-day police custody

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Sanjeev Chawla, the prime accused and bookie within the 2000 match-fixing case extradited from Britain to India, was produced in a Delhi courtroom on Thursday. The courtroom despatched Chawla to a 12-day police custody for questioning. Earlier, the Crime Branch Police demanded 14 days of custody.

Earlier on Thursday morning, the group of Delhi Crime Branch extradited Sanjeev Chawla after 19 years and introduced him to India. Sanjeev Chawla is taken into account the mastermind of the match-fixing case with former South African cricketer Hansi Cronje.

Had connections to many Indian and worldwide cricketers

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                 Delhi Police had revealed that Sanjeev Chawla, a British nationwide, had hyperlinks with many worldwide cricketers, together with Indian cricketers. His bungalow at Four Monk Ville Avenue in London was usually visited by many Indian cricketers. Chawla's name knowledge information (CDR) have additionally discovered numbers of a number of Indian gamers. There have been many conversations between them from January to March 2000. The group of Dr G Ram Gopal Naik, DSP of Delhi Police Crime Branch reached Sanjiv Chawla on Thursday morning after two-three days authorized course of. Now he will probably be questioned right here.

Many cricketers had been additionally given large cash

Chawla was arrested by Scotland Yard in 2001 in one other betting case involving English cricketers. When the match-fixing case created panic within the cricket world, Ajay Raj Sharma, who was the chief of the Delhi Police, mentioned, "I am waiting for Khusale to appear in the interrogation of Chawla." It is alleged that Sanjeev Chawla additionally supplied enormous sum of money to many cricketers to affect the end result of matches. Several extra match-fixing episodes are anticipated to be revealed earlier than he’s questioned.

Know what was 2000 Match fixing case:

On 16 February and 20 March 2000, Delhi Police filed a cost sheet in opposition to former South African captain the late Hansi Cronje and 5 others for fixing the India-South Africa matches. Their names had been faraway from the chargesheet after there was not sufficient proof in opposition to 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 had been additionally charged. Since then, efforts had been being made to carry Sanjeev to India. On January 23, the accused had filed a petition in opposition to extradition to the European Court citing human rights, which was rejected by the courtroom.

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