Rajkot police to probe Azhar calls in Mumbai

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Rajkot: The Rajkot police has decided to go to Mumbai to investigate the few names it has received from the list of telephone calls that Azhar and Ajay Jadeja made during their stay in the Hotel Silver Palace where the Indian team stayed during the One-day International match between India and South Africa in 1996.Confirming this to Thatscricket.com, Rajkot Police Commissioner Sudhir Sinha said, "Yes our officials will go to Mumbai to enquire about the persons whom Azhar contacted on the telephone from the hotel room." The police also told that it had got names and telephone numbers of six people whom Azhar contacted. Ajay Jadeja also made few calls, but those calls were mostly to his residence.The Rajkot police is investigating the matter following the case filed by advocate Sanjay Vyas, who felt that like him a thousand other fans were cheated while watching the One-day International match at Rajkot in 1996, which according to the Central Bureau of Investigation report was a fixed.Meanwhile, the Rajkot police had asked the CBI to submit a copy of the report that it had prepared. Mr Sudhir Sinha said that he had not received any information from the CBI so far.He, however, added that the CBI had informed the central government about the Rajkot police inquiry. If the centre permitted, the Rajkot police would get all the documents, he believed. He felt that the CBI document would be of great help in his probe. Mr Sinha also stated that he would be reminding the CBI again about his earlier request.

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