Match-fixing case: Police file charge sheet after 13 years

Match-fixing case: Police file charge sheet after 13 years

Thirteen years after the match fixing scandal involving former South African captain Hansie Cronje, Delhi Police Monday filed the charge sheet in a court here.

In the charge sheet, Delhi Police named Cronje, who was killed in a plane crash in 2002, and five others, including Kishan Kumar, the brother of murdered T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar.

Apart from Cronje and Kishan Kumar, London-based bookie Sanjeev Chawla, bookie Manmohan Khattar, Delhi-based bookie Rajesh Kalra and Sunil Dara alias Bittoo have also been named as accused.

No other cricketer has been named in the charge sheet.

The 90-page charge sheet will come up for consideration Tuesday before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Amit Bansal.

The charge sheet was filed before link magistrate Akash Jain as Bansal was on leave.

The charge sheet is mostly based on the King Commission's report, confession of Cronje and telephonic intercepts, according to police sources.  

The Crime Branch of Delhi Police in April 2000 stumbled upon the match-fixing scandal when they intercepted calls of a London-based bookie.

The case, pending for 13 years, drew police attention after 29 people were arrested in spot-fixing case in May this year, among them cricket players S. Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila.

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