Audio intercepts of telephone calls was today played by the Delhi police in a court here to buttress its claim about the nexus between underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and bookies in the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
Objecting to the bail pleas of suspended Rajasthan Royal's player Ajit Chandila and seven others, Delhi police special cell played out a conversation between Dawood and Javed Chutani, allegedly the key link with Indian bookies.
The police also informed Additional Sessions Judge Renu Bhatnagar that bookie Ashwani Agarwal was in constant touch with Javed, a close associate of Dawood and Chhota Shakeel.
However, during the proceedings, Ashwani's counsel refuted the allegations of special cell, claiming he had no links with the underworld people.
The audio played out in the court, was purported to be of Dawood, who was heard discussing a deal worth Rs eight million with Javed.
Dawood was also purportedly heard saying that the deal should not be less than Rs eight million.
The telephonic conversation was played during the hearing of the bail pleas of Chandila, bookies Ashwani, Ramesh Vyas, Deepak Kumar, Sunil Bhatia, Firoz Farid Ansari, Jitender Kumar Jain and ex-Ranji player Baburao Yadav.
Meanwhile, the court has extended judicial custody of the accused till July 30.
The Delhi Police on May 16 had arrested three cricketers -- S Sreesanth, Chandila and Ankeet Chavan of Rajasthan Royal's -- on charges of spot-fixing.