Dawood Ibrahim, Chhota Shakeel named co-accused in IPL spot-fixing, MCOCA invoked; Sreesanth to stay in jail


New Delhi:  The Delhi Police today told a trial court that they have credible evidence that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his associate Chhota Shakeel control the alleged betting and spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League. They have named Dawood and Shakeel as co-accused in the case and have invoked the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act or MCOCA against the underworld bosses and against 26 people arrested in the spot-fixing scandal, including Test cricketer S Sreesanth.

  1. The police claimed in court that Dawood Ibrahim’s syndicate controls gambling in India through hawala channels. The money, the public prosecutor alleged, is generated in India and is then funneled out.
  2. Police sources allege that investigators have established direct links between some of the big bookies arrested in the case and the underworld bosses, through hundreds of phone calls intercepted as part of the investigations. Phone calls have also been traced to an unidentified person based in Pakistan, the police say….

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