Match-fixing: Bookie Sanjeev Chawla moves HC challenging custodial remand

Match-fixing: Bookie Sanjeev Chawla moves HC challenging custodial remand

NEW DELHI: Sanjeev Chawla, alleged bookie and key accused in one among cricket's biggest match-fixing scandals that involved former South African captain Hansie Cronje, moved the Delhi supreme court on Friday challenging his 12-day custodial remand.

A trial court on Thursday sent Chawla to 12-day custodial interrogation, noting the matter was to be probed further that he has got to be to varied cities across the state .

The court sent Chawla, extradited from the uk , to 12-day custody after Delhi Police sought his 14-day custodial interrogation.

The court had noted that as per September 22, 2017 Letter of Assurance to the united kingdom , the govt of India had assured that the accused would be kept at Tihar jail complex during the pre-trial detention and upon conviction by the competent court.

It had said however that "the stage of pre-trial doesn't include the stage of investigation and therefore the police custody sought isn't against the spirit of the letter of the govt of India".

The court directed the accused to be produced on February 25.

The court was informed that Chawla, who was extradited from London on Thursday, was involved in fixing of 5 matches and has got to be taken to varied places and confronted with certain people so as to unearth the larger conspiracy.

Cronje, who died during a plane crash in 2002, was also involved, police told the court.

Chawla is imagined to have played a central role in conspiring with Cronje to repair a South African tour to India in February-March 2000.

The British court documents say Chawla may be a Delhi-born businessman who moved to the uk on a business visa in 1996, but continued to form trips to India.