IPL spot fixing case: Delhi police names Dawood Ibrahim, Chhota Shakil as co-accused

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New Delhi/June 4
Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Shakeel were on Tuesday named by Delhi police as co-accused in the IPL spot fixing case and invoked controversial MCOCA ACT against S Sreesanth and 26 others arrested in the case.
Police officials have also invoked provisions of the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against Dawood and Chhota Shakkel and their gambling syndicate that they allegedly control in India through hawala channels and fix the rates of gambling.
Delhi Police today told a Delhi court today that evidence collected by them points out towards the involvement of organised crime syndicates and slapped MCOCA charges on S Sreesanth and 26 others.
“On investigations, we have found direct links between some bookies arrested in the case and the Mumbai underworld and their bosses abroad, including don Dawood Ibrahim’s men like Chhota Shakeel,” Delhi police said, adding that while betting and spot-fixing in the IPL is controlled from abroad, the money is generated in India and is then funneled out.
If police manages to prove the arrested cricketers and bookies links with organised crime syndicates, they will have stay inside jail for long as under provisions of MCOCA, getting bail is very difficult..
Meanwhile, the court rejected Sreesanth and other accused persons’ custody till June 18, however, the court is yet to decide whether Sreesanth and others can be charged under MCOCA and begin trial.

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