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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.

world Updated: Mar 14, 2019 23:35 IST
Prasun Sonwalkar
Prasun Sonwalkar
Hindustan Times, London
Chawla, a key accused in the cricket match-fixing scandal involving former South African captain Hansie Cronje in 2000, has 14 days from the date of the order to file an application to seek leave to appeal against the order. (AFP)
Chawla, a key accused in the cricket match-fixing scandal involving former South African captain Hansie Cronje in 2000, has 14 days from the date of the order to file an application to seek leave to appeal against the order. (AFP)
         

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.

First Published: Mar 14, 2019 23:35 IST

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