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Who is Mukesh Kochar?

In his mid 40's, Mukesh Kochar operates from UAE, reports Pradip Kumar Maitra.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2007 18:06 IST

Mukesh Kochar, who spoke to WI all rounder, Marlon Samuels for making an attempt to fix the ODI match at Nagpur, is a known bookie. In his mid 40's, Mukesh operates from UAE.

A property dealer, he also deals with export-import business. According to Nagpur police, Mukesh contacted Samuels over a cell phone from Faridabad. A close confidant of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Kochar, originally belongs to DLF colony, Gudgaon.

It was said that Kochar was arrested for cricket batting at Mumbai 4 years ago. "I also heard about it," endorsed the Nagpur police commissioner, SPS Yadav.
It was a surprise for all that despite liaisons with a known bookie, which has a link with international criminals, like Dawood, why the city police failed to act against the WI cricketer, Samuels. Moreover, why the city police came with the facts only after the team left India for WI?

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First Published: Feb 09, 2007 01:19 IST