Sanjiv Chawla, an alleged bookie and key accused in one of cricket’s biggest match-fixing scandals during South Africa’s tour in 2000, was produced before a Delhi court on Thursday.
Delhi police sought 14-day custodial interrogation of Chawla, who was produced before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sudhir Kumar Sirohi.
The police told the court that Chawla, who was extradited from London on Thursday after Uk’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid ordered the extradition, has to be taken to various places in order to unearth a larger conspiracy.
Chawla is alleged to have played a central role in conspiring with South African captain Hansie Cronje to fix a South African tour to India in February-March 2000.
Chawla’s extradition order comes after a month of New Delhi’s similar request to extradite the business tycoon Vijay Mallya. Mallya has since filed an application in the High Court seeking permission to appeal against the extradition order.
The British court documents say Chawla is a Delhi-born businessman who moved to the United Kingdom on a business visa in 1996, but continued to make trips to India.
After his Indian passport was revoked in 2000, Chawla was granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK in 2003. He obtained a UK passport in 2005.