Wanted ‘bookies’ are owners of Jaipur’s Motisons Jewellers: police

Actor Vindoo Dara Singh is reported to have helped them escape to Dubai.

Written by Sweta Dutta | Jaipur | Published: June 4, 2013 2:38:31 am

The Jaipur Police,in an interim report on Monday,confirmed that Pawan Jaipur and Sanjay Jaipur,two alleged bookies wanted in the IPL spot-fixing case,are indeed Sandeep Chhabra and Sanjay Chhabra,owners of the well-known Motisons Jewellers outlets here.

The Mumbai Police have issued red corner notices against the duo,who have been absconding since being named in the spot-fixing case. Actor Vindoo Dara Singh is reported to have helped them escape to Dubai.

The Mumbai Police had asked their counterparts in Jaipur to establish the identity of Pawan and Sanjay Jaipur,aged between 35 and 40 years,and also trace their background. The Jaipur Police are set to submit the interim report to the Mumbai Police.

However,officials involved in the investigation said they had not found any evidence yet of the duo’s involvement in betting and spot-fixing. All their businesses in the city were found to have authentic registration numbers.

“We have substantively established that Pawan and Sanjay Jaipur are Sandeep and Sanjay Chhabra. We have also been able to confirm that the duo have left for Dubai. A detailed record of their jewellery and stock business has been made in the interim report,” said DIG Vishal Bansal,head of the investigation team.

Over the last one week,the Jaipur Police questioned Motisons’ staff,including manager Naval Kishore,who has beenwith the group for the last 15 years,and sources close to the Chhabra family.

The police found that commodity trading and stock-related transactions were also carried out in the Motisons’ showrooms. Sources said it is likely that the duo engaged in betting and spot-fixing under the garb of such activities.

According to sources,police records showed that their late father,Moti Chhabra,was also involved in local petty betting cases.

The family,which started with a Motisons outlet in Johari Bazaar,expanded the business over the last three years. Earlier,the brothers were given the Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award by a private foundation for expanding their business through outstanding entrepreneurship. The award was handed over by then Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

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