BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Ajit Singh said on Friday that he would request the Delhi Police to allow his team to interrogate alleged bookie Sanjeev Chawla. Sanjeev Chawla, the prime accused in the match-fixing case involving former captain of South Africa cricket team Hansi Konye, was extradited from Britain on Thursday after which a Delhi court sent him to 12 days police custody.
Chawla has challenged the court verdict in the Delhi High Court. Singh said that by interrogating Chawla, the BCCI may get some necessary information for future investigations. "We will contact the Delhi Police as they are in their custody," Singh told PTI. We would like to know from Delhi Police what information it has shared. If possible, we would also like to interrogate him, but it completely depends on the permission of Delhi Police.
He said, "This is an old case. We would like to inquire from him and gather facts which have not been revealed yet. Singh said, "He will also be aware of others involved in betting and may be that bookmaker is still active." Even if he is out of our reach, at least we will have his information.
The BCCI ACU chief said that if he does not get permission for questioning, the police would like to share information with his team. This former DGP of Rajasthan said, "He must know many aspects which are not in our cognizance." If he gives any such information, the police can share it with us. In such a situation, we will be alert for the future.