Match-fixing: Delhi HC sends bookie Sanjeev Chawla to Tihar Jail till further orders

Match-fixing: Delhi HC sends bookie Sanjeev Chawla to Tihar Jail till further orders

NEW DELHI: each day after an attempt court allowed custodial interrogation of Sanjeev Chawla, alleged bookie and key accused in one among cricket's biggest match-fixing scandals that involved former South African captain Hansie Cronje, the Delhi supreme court on Friday sent him to Tihar jail till further orders.

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

Chawla, extradited from the united kingdom , has challenged the court order saying that in the extradition, MHA had given assurance to the united kingdom government that he are going to be kept in Tihar jail only to face trial.

As the investigating officer wasn't present, Justice Anu Malhotra directed the crime branch to file a standing report within the matter and said that Chawla be sent to Tihar jail till further orders.

The court also issued notice to MHA on the petition and listed the matter for further hearing on February 19.

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.