IPL Chargesheet Revealed: The betting syndicate

Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar

Father’s name: Ibrahim Kaskar
Date of birth: 26/12/1955
Place of birth: Mumbke village, Khed taluka, Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra
Nationality: Indian
Occupation: Underworld don and international terrorist wanted in many heinous crimes in India
33/36 Pakmodiya Street, Haji Ismail Building, Musafirkhana, Dongri, Mumbai.
Room no 5, Macha Building, Temkar Street, Mumbai.

Other addresses:
1. Moin Palace, 2nd floor, Opposite Abdullah Shah Ghazi Durgah, Clifton Karachi, Pakistan.
2. 6/A Khyaban Tanzeem Phase V, Defence Housing Area, Karachi, Pakistan
3. Margalla Road, P-6/2, Street no. 22, House no 22, Islamabad.

Charges: Sections 419/420/120B of Indian Penal Code; and 3 and 4 of MCOCA
Status: Not arrested and absconding; open non-bailable warrants obtained as recently as June 25 from the courts; Interpol Red Notice No A-135/4-1993

India’s Most Wanted
Head of D Company, Dawood is currently on the wanted list of Interpol for terror activities, organised crime and counterfeiting. He is known to be heading the anti-national empire against India. Since the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, which he had organised and financed, he remains India’s most wanted man. The US declared him a global terrorist in 2003. He decided the initial betting rates for each match. On November 3, 2003, he was included in the sanctions list of the United Nations as an associate of Al Qaida. An Interpol special notice (no U-65/4-2006, April 6, 2006) has been issued against him.

Shaikh Shakeel aka Chhota Shakeel

Father’s name: Shakeel Babu Mohiuddin Shaikh
Date of Birth: 1960/61
Nationality: Indian
Occupation: Underworld gangster; Dawood’s key lieutenant, wanted for many heinous crimes in India
Address: Room no 11, first floor, Ruksana Manzil, 78, Temka Street, Nagpada, Mumbai

Other addresses:
1. Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan
2. Defence Housing Area Karachi, Pakistan

Charges: 19/420/120-B IPC and 3,4 of MCOCA Act
Status: Not arrested and absconding; non-bailable warrant issued against him from various courts; Interpol Red Corner notice (no A-356/7-1995) also issued

Man Friday
Shakeel is Dawood’s right hand man and his closest aide in all his operations. D Company uses musclemen like Shakeel, known to settle disputes if a betting deal turns sour. Though there is no clear evidence, it is suspected that Shakeel brokered the deal between cricketer Chandila and the bookies, which went foul when Chandila failed to give a signal before bowling in the “fixed” over

Salman aka Master

Nationality: Pakistani
Occupation: Underworld conduit, wanted in IPL-6 spot fixing case
Address: Karachi, Pakistan
Charges: 419/420/120-B IPC and 3,4, of MCOCA
Status: Not arrested as he is located in a foreign country
Fixer: Another Dawood aide; linked to key bookie Ramesh Vyas, kingpin of Dawood’s Mumbai betting syndicate

Javed Chutani aka Doctor

Nationality: Pakistani
Occupation: Close associate of Dawood and Shakeel; wanted for fixing/betting in IPL 2013 through accused bookie Ashwani Aggarwal alias Tinku Mandi.
Address: Karachi, Pakistan (but, he operates from Dubai)
Charges: 419/420/120-B IPC and 3, 4 of MCOC
Status: Not arrested as the accused is located abroad

A Pakistani national, Chutani is an inner member in Dawood’s syndicate and runs his various businesses out of Dubai. The intercepted calls clearly establish that he is a key player in the fixing syndicate. The Delhi police have processed the formalities for getting Chutani through Interpol Red Notice. In the first ever transcript of a phone call by Dawood that was intercepted by Indian law enforcement agencies, Dawood was heard exchanged words with Chutani. Though agencies have no details on Chutani, his call details indicate he is based in Karachi, Pakistan has been running his network from Dubai


Nationality: Pakistani
Address: Karachi, Pakistan
Occupation: Underworld conduit, wanted for IPL-6 spot fixing case
Charges: 419/420/120-B IPC and 3,4, of MCOCA Act.
Status: Not arrested since he is based in a foreign country
Punter: Important conduit between underworld and bookies, he was in constant touch with Mumbai-based bookie Firoz. Firoz wanted him to get a photo of Ramesh Vyas, who took over the Mumbai end of Dawood’s betting business from Firoz, leaving a festering grudge

Ashwani Aggarwal alias Tinku Mandi

>> The ace bookie and prime hawala operator was in constant touch with Chutani and other underworld members.
>> He used the help of his henchmen Sunil Bhatia and paid cricketers for spot-fixing
>> Cops during investigations revealed he had 32 telephone connections
>> Mandi was arrested on May 16 and is currently lodged at Tihar jail, New Delhi

Ramesh Vyas

>> An important conduit between the underworld and bookies
>> He was co-opted by the D-gang to handle the Mumbai territory
>> Mumbai police seized 92 mobile phones and 18 SIM cards from Vyas after he was arrested May 18

Firoz Farid Ansari

>> Main conduit in handling betting network in Mumbai
>> He came to power soon after the death of operator Chhote Mian in Nagpada, who was killed by Chhota Rajan gang in 2009
>> Mumbai Crime Branch arrested Firoz in 2012 following which the operations were handed over to Ramesh Vyas

Sunil Bhatia

>> He’s a leading fixer and henchman of Mandi
>> He has been linked to cricketers such as Ajit Chandila and others
>> He began fixing matches when he met Rishi Goyal who put him in touch with a Ranji level cricketer -- Baburao Goyal.
>> When Chandila failed to give the signal to the bookies before bowling, Bhatia complained about him to Mandi, who then called up Chutani and forced Chandila to return the money he owed bookies.
>> Cheques returned by Chandila were found at Bhatia’s Aurangabad hideout

Chandresh Jain alias Jupiter

>> A veteran in the betting profession, he works with the D-gang and brings them contacts and handle credit limits given to hawala operators
>> After being absconding for two months, he was arrested on August 5 in Jaipur
>> He facilitated Ramesh Vyas’s entry into the D-gang and introduced him to Dr Chutani

Chandresh Patel alias Chand

>> One of the main fixers in the syndicate
>> Travelled across the country -- Kolkata, Mumbai, Jaipur, Pune and Mohali to fix players
>> Expert in operating online betting accounts of bookies and players
>> He is incharge of operating local as well as offshore hawala transactions

Jitendra Kumar Jain alias Jeetu Tharad

>> Chief financer
>> Money spent to lure players such as Chandila, Chavan and Sreesanth came from him 

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