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    Published On : Thu, Dec 12th, 2013

    10 day police custody for Chhotu Agrawal in IPL-6 spot fixing scandal

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    Nagpur News.

    One of the accused in IPL-6 spot fixing scandal Sanjay Agrawal alias Chhotu Agrawal who has been arrested by the special cell of Delhi police on Wednesday has been sent to 10- day police custody in Delhi. Chhotu Nagpur, as he is famously known in the city, has been reportedly involved in spot-fixing the IPL 6 matches and allegedly contacted Rajasthan Royals Franchise in this regard.

    Sources informed that Chhotu has surrendered himself before a Delhi court from where he was sent to police custody. Chhotu reportedly runs an evening newspaper in the city and also has his stakes in real estate. He has currently taken up a township project coming up on the city outskirts.

    Nagpur Today has prominently broken the news of his arrest on Wednesday night soon after his arrest.

    Besides spot-fixing, which is considered as the major among all his betting moves, Chhotu was also involved in betting at local level and notoriously famous for the huge quantum of profit he booked in every cricket match through inviting bets. He was also wanted by the Mumbai Crime Branch over charges of money laundering. A non-bailable warrant was also issued against him in this regard. The source added that Chottu is a close associate of the arrested bookie, Ashwini Agrawal, alias Tinku Mandi, who was the right hand man of the underworld Don, Dawood Ibrahim.

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    He was also in touch with the tainted players. After the recent arrest of Amit Kishore Jishani from Maharashtra, a special cell team got a tip-off about Chottu’s hide-outs. On the basis of the informed squeezed out from Jishani, several raids were conducted to nab him from his possible hide-outs.

    Meanwhile, it also came out that Chhotu has shifted base to Dubai. But later on fearing his arrest, Chhotu surrendered himself the Patiala Court. The court then informed senior officials of special cell, who were investigating the IPL-spot fixing scandal. The team demanded police custody of Chhotu to know his role in the scandal. Also, during interrogation, the team wanted to seek information about other absconding accused that still remain on the wanted list.

    Sanjeev Yadav, deputy commissioner of police (special cell), Delhi said, ‘On Wednesday after he surrendered, the court has sent him for 10 days police custody that is till 21 December.’

    Apart from fixing the IPL matches, following the directions of Tinku Mandi, he along with his brother Rajesh Agarwal placed wagers worth Rs 200 crore on www.betfair.com. After gaining massive winnings, the money from betting, the duo used to deposit the money in a British bank. Further the money was routed back to India through the Hawala system.

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