Alleged bookie Sanjeev Chawla extradited from United Kingdom

Sanjeev Chawla, an alleged bookie, was extradited from the UK on Thursday. He is one of the primary accused in the 2000 match-fixing scandal that involved former South African captain Hansie Cronje.

Chawla’s extradition was sought by the Delhi police, who had filed a chargesheet in 2013, naming him along with five others including the late Cronje, for conspiracy to cheat, a criminal offence under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code.

In a media release issued on Thursday, Dr G. Ram Gopal Naik, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch), said Chawla will be in the police “remand/custody” for 12 days. Based on the progress of the investigations, the cops could ask for a further remand, but following that Chawla would be shifted to the Tihar Jail before the judicial proceedings begin.

Apart from Chawla and Cronje, the other accused were: Rajesh Kalra, Krishan Kumar, Sunil Dara – all…

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