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Sanjeev Chawla, accused in the 2000 cricket match-fixing racket, extradited from UK to India

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Sanjeev Chawla, accused in the 2000 cricket match-fixing racket, extradited from UK to India

Sanjeev Chawla, who was allegedly involved in a match-fixing racket, has been extradited from London and brought to Delhi. He is wanted in India to face charges of match-fixing during South Africa’s tour in 2000. This is India’s first successful extradition since the treaty was signed with the UK in 1992. The only previous instance of extradition was voluntary: Samirbhai Vinubhai Patel, who was wanted in a case related to the 2002 Gujarat riots, agreed to be extradited in October 2016. The European Court of Human Rights had last week refused to intervene and earlier Chawla was refused permission to appeal during a hearing on January 16. The relevant order to extradite him within 28 days was passed on Chawla will be lodged in the Tihar Jail.

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