Dawood, Chhota Shakeel prime suspects in spot fixing: Police

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Underworld dons Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar and Chhota Shakeel are prime suspects in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing scandal and the Delhi Police will be naming the duo in their chargesheet.

“Dawood and Chhota Shakeel are the prime suspects. We will name them when we file the chargesheet in the case six months from now,” a police official told IANS.

Earlier, the police had charged tainted Rajasthan Royals players S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for their involvement in spot fixing in the IPL.

The three cricketers were arrested May 16 in Mumbai by Delhi Police for their alleged involvement in spot fixing for payments up to Rs.60 lakh each for giving away a pre-determined number of runs in an over.

Rajasthan Royals’ owners have lodged a criminal complaint against the players while the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended them.

Delhi Police have arrested 26 people in connection with the IPL scandal. Of these, 18 have been sent to judicial custody, including the Rajasthan Royals’ players.

Chavan was granted interim bail May 30 by a Delhi court to get married June 2. He has to surrender June 6.

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