Court sends match-fixing accused Sanjeev Chawla to 12-day police custody

New Delhi: Delhi’s Patiala House Court granted police 12-day custody of Sanjeev Chawla, who was allegedly involved in a match-fixing racket that was busted by the Delhi Police in 2000.

He was presented before Addl Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sudhir Kumar Sirohi after his extradition from London on Wednesday. Delhi Police had sought 14-day police custody to unearth the entire match-fixing conspiracy. However, CMM Sirohi permitted Delhi Police to quiz Chawla only for 12 days.

Public Prosecutor Atul Kumar Shrivastava and Anil Paswan told the court that the accused is required to be confronted with evidence in connection with match-fixing of five ODI international matches and some test matches that took place in 2000.

The police also told the court that Chawla is required to be taken to six places — Nagpur, Banglore, Kochi, Mumbai and Jamshedpur and Vadodara for probe.

The police named him as the main conspirator and kingpin of match-fixing.

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