Bookie Sanjeev Chawla files appeal in UK against extradition order
Suspected cricket bookie, Sanjeev Chawla, has filed an appeal in the administrative court of the high court against British home secretary Sajid Javid’s February 27 order for his extradition to India to face charges of alleged match-fixing.
Chawla moved the application on Tuesday, people familiar with the development said on Thursday. He is alleged to have fixed matches during South Africa’s 2000 tour of India.
Chawla has 20 days to submit grounds of appeal before an appeals’ judge considers the case. He had cited overcrowding and alleged threats of violence at Delhi’s Tihar Jail to prevent his extradition when his case was heard in the Westminster Magistrates Court.
India successfully appealed against the magistrates’ court’s judgement in November 2018.
It presented detailed visual and other evidence along with another sovereign assurance from the Union home ministry that there would be no risk to Chawla’s human rights in Tihar Jail.