The Hush Post | 13:05 | One-minute read
Bookie Sanjeev Kumar Chawla is all set to be extradited to India soon. UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has signed the order for PIO bookie Chawla to be extradited to India.
A Home Office spokesperson, UK, said, “On 27 February 2019, the secretary of state, having carefully considered all relevant matters signed the order for Sanjeev Chawla’s extradition to India. Sanjeev Chawla is accused in India of match-fixing in international cricket.”
The 52-year-old former Indian national and presently a British citizen stands accused in the match-fixing scandal of 2000, involving Hanse Cronje, the former South African captain.
Chawla now has 14 days to apply for leave to appeal in the administrative court of the high court.
In November last year, a UK court had ruled that the extradition of alleged bookie Sanjeev Chawla could proceed. The court had referred the case to the Home Secretary Sajid Javid for a final decision.
Chawla has been accused of acting as a link between Cronje and bookie who wanted to fix cricket matches in early 2000.
He had moved to UK in 1996 and was arrested in London in June 2016.