IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: Delhi Police to file chargesheet on July 29

Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar had expressed his desire to file the chargesheet before he retires on July 31 © IANS

New Delhi: Jul 28, 2013

Delhi Police is likely to file a chargesheet on Monday in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing case naming underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, three Rajasthan Royals players and several others.

“Chargesheet in the IPL spot-fixing case will be in all likelihood filed tomorrow,” sources in the Delhi Police said on Sunday.

The Special Cell of the Delhi police will be naming underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, they said.

Rajasthan Royals players Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila along with more than 30 people are likely to be made accused, they said.

Those likely to be named in the charge sheet include bookies Ramesh Vyas and Tinku Mandi, ex Ranji player Babu Rao, Sreesanth’s close aide Jiju Janardhan and Mohammed Yahya, who was picked up when he was fleeing to Dubai.

The charge sheet will be filed under stringent sections of MCOCA and the Indian Penal Code (IPL).

Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar had earlier expressed his desire that chargesheet in this high profile case be submitted before he retires on July 31.

The three players of Rajasthan Royals along with 11 bookies, were arrested from Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Delhi during the IPL 2013 in May.

Another 15 people were arrested from different parts of the country later.

Twenty-one accused in the case, including Sreesanth and Chavan, have been granted bail by a court, while the others, including Chandila are in judicial custody.