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Cronje, four others named accused

Cronje, four others named accused
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13 years after the match fixing scandal involving Hansie Cronje rocked the cricket world, Delhi Police on Monday filed a charge sheet in a court here...

13 years after the match fixing scandal involving Hansie Cronje rocked the cricket world, Delhi Police on Monday filed a charge sheet in a court here naming the former South African captain and five others, including Krishan Kumar- brother of T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar. The charge sheet was filed before link magistrate Akash Jain as Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Amit Bansal was on leave.

The 90-page charge sheet will come up for consideration on Tuesday before CMM Bansal. Police has named Cronje, who was killed in a plane crash in 2002, in column 2 of the charge sheet - which lists the accused who are dead or against whom proceedings are abated. London-based bookie Sanjeev Chawla, bookie Manmohan Khattar, T-Series owner Gulshan Kumar's brother Krishan Kumar, Delhi-based bookie Rajesh Kalra and Sunil Dara alias Bittoo have also been named as accused.

No other cricketer has been named in the charge sheet. According to police sources, the charge sheet is mostly based on King's Commission report, confession of Hansie Cronje and telephonic intercepts. They said Chawla and Khattar are hiding in UK and US respectively. Police will issue red corner notices against them and begin the process of their extradition after filing the charge sheet, they said.

It was in April 2000 that the Crime Branch of Delhi Police had stumbled upon the match fixing scandal when they intercepted calls of a London-based bookie.

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