IPL: Police set to nab Dawood; Cricketers, bookies tense?

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New Delhi, July 23: Delhi Police seem to have gathered crucial evidence against underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his D-Company in connection with IPL spot fixing case. The police claimed that they would submit evidence unearthing direct and indirect connections between bookies and Dawood.

The cops, during a court hearing in the national capital on Monday, July 22, opposed bail plea of an arrested bookie Jitender Kumar Jain. Delhi police claimed that they would submit reports of Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) related to calls made by cricketers and bookies with alleged links to underworld.

Dawood Ibrahim

According to media reports, police said that the CFSL report on call intercepts would prove all accused including Jain were directly or indirectly acting at the behest of Dawood.

Senior Public Prosecutor Rajiv Mohan on Tuesday was quoted as saying, "the CFSL report can establish the voice of all the 29 arrested accused, out of which 21 are on bail, who were found talking with Dawood and Chhota Shakeel."

Seeking non-bailable arrest warrant (NBW) against Dawood and his other aides, Delhi Police earlier had said, "It has come to our notice that the main bookies and fixers were in touch with Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Shakeel... They gave directions to bookies and fixers in India...."

Delhi Police, in its charge-sheet, had named Dawood and Chhota Shakeel as two co-accused in the spot fixing case. Earlier Delhi Police had confirmed underworld link to the fixing scandal. During a court proceedings on May 28, police official disclosed that one of the arrested bookies was in constant touch with Dawood's close aides.

The bookie has been identified as Tiku Mandi who allegedly was in connection with a D-company pointsman. Earlier it was reported that hundred of calls were rooted to Pakistan and Dubai and several matches of IPL 6 were under police scanner.

All accused including cricketers and bookies have been going through a tough phase. Cricketer Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan were granted bail. The duo along with their another Rajasthan Royals teammate Ajit Chandila were arrested from Mumbai.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 14:06 [IST]
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