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IPL spot fixing case: Accused await bail plea hearing

IPL spot fixing case: Accused await bail plea hearing

Ajit Chandila was arrested along with two other cricketers S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan of Rajasthan Royals along with 26 others in the case.

New Delhi: A Delhi court will hear bail pleas of the eight accused in the IPL spot fixing case on Friday. Hearing of suspended Rajasthan Royal player Ajit Chandila has also been scheduled for Friday.

Chandila was arrested along with two other cricketers S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan of Rajasthan Royals along with 26 others in the case. Bookies Jitender Jain, Ashwani Aggarwal, Ramesh Vyas, Deepak Kumar, Firoz Farid Ansari and Sunil Bhatia, ex-Ranji player Babu Rao Yadav and Chandila are now behind the bars.

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

The police in its chargesheet had said underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel, who have been “controlling the fixing and betting market" in cricket in India, were behind the IPL spot-fixing. It had named Rajasthan Royal’s captain Rahul Dravid being named as a witness in the case.

first published:August 16, 2013, 11:26 IST