IPL spot-fixing scandal: Chavan surrenders before court
New Delhi: Suspended cricketer Ankeet Chavan, an accused in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, surrendered before a Delhi court today on expiry of the one-week interim bail he was granted to solemnise his marriage.
Chavan, who along with his Rajasthan Royals teammate S Sreesanth and others is now booked under MCOCA, surrendered before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma, who remanded him in judicial custody till June 18.
"Since the investigation agency does not require his custody any more, he is taken into judicial custody and remanded till June 18," the court said.
Chavan was granted interim bail for a week by a sessions court on May 30 to solemnise his marriage and perform related ceremonies.
Chavan, meanwhile, also moved a fresh bail application today before a sessions court and it will come up for hearing tomorrow along with the bail pleas of Sreesanth and 15 others, who had all moved fresh bail pleas after being booked under stringent MCOCA.
The Delhi Police had on June 4 informed a court that it has invoked MCOCA against Sreesanth and 22 others in the case as the "command" for spot fixing originated from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's outfit.
"Since the accused persons were acting on command of people based abroad like Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar and Chota Shakeel who have a continuous past record of organised crimes, provisions of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act have been invoked against the accused," it had said.
"The illegal organised betting syndicate in India is being controlled by persons based abroad. The arrested accused persons have been found playing role of conspirators while others have been found acting as facilitators," the police had said.
It had also said: "This organised crime syndicate besides controlling illegal betting was indulging in fixing performance of players and also rates of betting."
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