IPL spot-fixing: Delhi Police name Dawood Ibrahim in chargesheet, Dravid made witness

IPL Spot-FixingThe 6,000-page charge sheet names a total of 39 persons as accused for offences of cheating and conspiracy under IPC and provisions of MCOCA (AP)

The Delhi Police today filed its voluminous charge sheet in a court here in the IPL spot-fixing case naming underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, his close aide Chhota Shakeel and some cricketers, including S Sreesanth, as accused while Rajasthan Royals' captain Rahul Dravid has been made a witness.

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Besides them, the other accused include suspended players of Rajasthan Royals Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, bookies Ashwani Agarwal, Ramesh Vyas, Deepak Kumar, Sunil Bhatia and Firoz Farid Ansari and ex-Ranji player Baburao Yadav.

The charge sheet, filed before link Additional Sessions Judge Vinay Kumar Khanna, said that as per the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) report on call intercepts, one of the voices has been identified as that of Dawood and a witness has identified the don's voice and number.

The police filed the 6,000-page charge sheet against 39 persons in which eight are in judicial custody, 21 are out on bail and rest 10 are absconding.

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All the accused have been chargesheeted for offences of cheating and conspiracy under IPC and provisions of stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).

The link court has fixed the matter for tomorrow before the concerned judge for consideration.

The CFSL report relates to phone calls made by cricketers and bookies with alleged links to the underworld. They were also speaking to Dawood's associate Javed Chutani and one Salman, now in Pakistan, it said. Chutani and Salman are also accused in the case.

Meanwhile, the police also moved an application in the court for cancellation of bail granted to Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and 19 others.

The court has fixed the plea for tomorrow before the concerned judge.

The police have relied on a total of 295 documents and 168 persons, including cricketers Rahul Dravid, Harmeet Singh and Siddharth Trivedi of Rajasthan Royals, who have been made prosecution witnesses in the case.

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