Delhi’s Patiala Home Courts on Thursday despatched Sanjeev Chawla, who was allegedly concerned in cricket match-fixing, to 12-day police custody.
Ram Gopal Naik, DCP (Crime Department), mentioned that Mr. Chawla has been extradited to India after 20 years. He was needed in an notorious match-fixing case of 2000.
“Mr. Chawla has joined the investigation for the first time. There are many questions in the investigation that need to be answered by him. He will be taken to the locations — basically five stars hotels in India — where he held a meeting with his gang members to fix a match,” mentioned Mr. Naik.
A police officer mentioned that they might ask former Indian gamers and BCCI officers to affix the investigation, if wanted. Mr. Chawla’s extradition will assist them determine extra folks concerned within the match-fixing ring.
In 1999, Anti-Extortion Cell of the Crime Department was investigating an extortion case. Throughout investigation, it was revealed that some folks had been planning to repair the India-South Africa cricket check collection to be performed throughout February- March, 2000, in connivance with the Captain of the South Africa cricket group, Hansie Cronje. A case was registered and an investigation taken up by the Crime Department.
Accused Rajesh Kalra, Krishan Kumar and Sunil Dara had been arrested. Accused Mr. Chawla, Manmohan Khattar and Hansie Cronje had been additionally actively concerned within the case, however they left India. Mr. Chawla had been absconding and hiding within the UK since then. Mr. Khattar had left for the USA. Hansie Cronje expired in June 2002.
A chargesheet was filed within the Patiala Home Court docket in 2013. The case has been pending trial within the Patiala Home Courts.