Dawood Ibrahim, Chhota Shakeel behind IPL place-fixing: Delhi Police

Dawood Ibrahim

Dawood Ibrahim

Inside a sensational twist towards the IPL spot -fixing scandal, Delhi Police today stated that Sreesanth and 2 gamers were acting in the “command” of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and Chota Shakeel, among India’s popular, because it invoked the stringent MCOCA against 23 accused within the situation.

Police stated its “concrete” evidence like intercepted telephonic conversations to link Sreesanth plus some others with D-company.

Under MCOCA, the accused face an optimum sentence of existence jail time together with fine of Rs five lakh.


Police’s disclosure arrived a court which extended till June 18 the judicial custody of the children of Sreesanth and 22 others against whom Maharasthra Charge of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) was invoked. As many as 26 individuals have been arrested by Delhi Police since May 16 within the situation.

“Because the accused persons were functioning on command of individuals based abroad like Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar and Chota Shakeel who’ve a continuing track record of organized crimes, provisions of MCOCA happen to be invoked from the accused,” police told Additional Periods Judge Sanjiv Jain.

A legal court, in the order, known towards the approval granted by Joint Commissioner of Police Special Cell for invoking section 3 and 4 of MCOCA in addition to a report stating reasons for the similar.

“It’s been mentioned the approval for invoking MCOCA continues to be approved by Joint Clubpenguin (Special Cell) around the premise the arrested persons/accused through extensive utilization of electronic and via media were in communication with one another with their other affiliates, who’re still absconding, including individuals affiliates who’re based abroad.

“The illegal organized betting syndicate in India has been controlled by persons based abroad. The arrested accused persons have been discovered playing role of conspirators while some have been discovered serving as facilitators,” a legal court cited in the report.

“This organized crime syndicate besides controlling illegal betting was involving in fixing performance of gamers as well as the rates of betting,” police told a legal court.

Underneath the MCOCA, charge sheet could be filed inside a maximum duration of 180 days compared to 60-3 months under provisions of IPC. Law enforcement custody of the children could be extended till thirty days under MCOCA whereas under IPC, it may simply be extended for 15 days.

The accused face an optimum sentence of existence jail time together with fine of Rs 5 lakh under section 3 of MCOCA as the jail term will go up to 10 years together with fine of Rs one lakh and qualities from the accused may also be attached under section 4.