New Delhi : Underworld dons Dawood Ibrahim, Chhota Shakeel and one other co-accused were on Tuesday declared as proclaimed offenders by a Delhi court in connection with the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal case.
Additional Sessions Judge Neena Bansal Krishna declared Dawood, Shakeel and Chandigarh-based Sandeep Sharma, who were chargesheeted by the special cell of Delhi police along with suspended cricketers S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandela, Ankit Chavan and others in the case, as they are evading arrest in the matter.
During the hearing, the special cell told the court that properties of Dawood and Shakeel in Mumbai have already been attached earlier in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blast case and upon inquiry it has been revealed that they have not visited India since 1993. It said Dawood has properties in his name at Dongri in Mumbai whereas Shakeel owns property in Nagpada there. The police told the judge that they have also questioned the neighbours of Dawood and Shakeel in Mumbai and they have informed that both the accused have not been seen in the locality since 1993. The court had earlier issued open non-bailable warrants against these accused who were chargesheeted in the case. The court has fixed the matter for further hearing on November 14. According to police, Sandeep was an important link in the case as he was a part of the syndicate which run by Dawood and which was involved in the IPL spot-fixing scandal. On August 16, the court had directed fresh property attachment proceedings under sections 82 (proclamation for person absconding), 83 (attachment of property of person absconding) of CrPC against Dawood and Shakeel in the IPL spot-fixing scandal case.