New Delhi: The Delhi Police today named underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel as co-accused in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing case and invoked provisions of the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against them and their syndicate. The Delhi Police today also told a trial court that Dawood's syndicate controls gambling in India through hawala channels and also fixes the rates of gambling.
Provisions of MCOCA have also been invoked against Test cricketer Shanthakumaram Sreesanth and 26 others arrested in the IPL spot-fixing case by the Delhi Police, which told a trial court today that there is now evidence to prove the involvement of organised crime syndicates.
Sreesanth and other accused will stay in jail till June 18. They have put in a fresh application for bail since their plea was considered infructuous by the court. The court is, however, yet to decide on whether to charge them under MCOCA and begin trial. If they are charged under the stringent law, getting bail will become even more difficult.