Delhi police extradites Sanjeev Chawla from UK, could question ex-cricketers in relation to 2000 match-fixing scandal

Delhi Police filed an FIR within the first week of March 2000 which led to Chawla fleeing to the UK.

Sanjeev Chawla
Sanjeev Chawla. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

After virtually 18 years because the greatest match-fixing scandal rocked the cricketing world to its core, Delhi Police lastly obtained the custody of the prime suspect within the Hansie Cronje match-fixing saga- bookie Sanjeev Chawla on Thursday following the completion of authorized formalities of his extradition.

After Chawla [50] filed an utility within the UK Excessive Court docket looking for depart to enchantment in opposition to the extradition order by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court docket, UK dwelling secretary Sajid Javid signed off District Decide’s order in favour of the extradition. Delhi Police Crime Department has attended quite a few court docket hearings within the extradition case up to now two months and on Thursday, Scotland Yard officers duly handed over Chawla’s custody following the completion of the formalities.

DCP (crime department) Ram Gopal Naik, who was despatched to London for the completion of the proceed revealed to Indian Specific that an in-depth investigation might be executed the place former cricketers, whose identify surfaced throughout that point might effectively be questioned once more.

“We’ll do an in-depth and thorough investigation and are prone to query all the previous Indian cricketers whose names surfaced throughout that point relating to their alleged roles within the match-fixing case,” he stated as quoted byThe  Indian Specific.

Inspector Keshav Mathur was amongst those that had been shortlisted by the Delhi Police together with Ram Gopal Naik to attend all of the court docket hearings. “Mathur had additionally initiated Chawla’s extradition proposal and is conscious of all case-related paperwork,” a senior police officer stated.

How did the 2000 match-fixing scandal come to mild 

Mathur had filed a 70-page cost sheet the place he had named former South African captain Hansie Cronje for fixing ODI matches between India and South Africa between February 16, 2000, to March 20, 2000. The scandal broke when Delhi Police intercepted calls between Cronje and Chawla the place it was discovered that the previous had taken cash to lose matches.

Delhi Police filed an FIR within the first week of March 2000 which led to Chawla fleeing to the UK. As for Cronje, the Proteas captain initially denied the claims however later broke down and confessed the whole lot the place he named a variety of high-profile cricketers like Mohammad Azharuddin, Manoj Prabhakar, Ajay Jadeja in entrance of the Kings Fee- a physique shaped by South African board to research into the allegations. Cronje, who was handed a life ban, was later killed in a tragic airplane crash in June 2002.

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