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…