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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Cops seek details about BCCI funds allotted to GCA

PANAJI: The Economic Offences Cell (EOC) of Goa police probing the multi-crore fraud in the Goa Cricket Association (GCA) has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to provide financial details about the amount of funds given to the GCA.
Sources claimed that the details have been sought for a certain period from 2006 onwards. Police in its letter has also sought cooperation from the BCCI. In this connection, a team has been sent to the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai to gather necessary documents pertaining to the case.
Without giving much details, SP EOC Priyanka Kashyap confirmed that the team has been sent to Mumbai BCCI office to collect evidence.
EOC on June 15 had arrested GCA president Chetan Desai, its secretary Vinod Phadke and treasurer Akbar Mulla’s in the alleged misappropriation of GCA’s Rs 3.13 crore. All the three are currently in police custody.
Police are also examining another complaint which alleges misappropriation of over Rs 5.87 crore. These incidents are said to have been reported between 2006 to 2009, as such police have sought details from the BCCI especially of these particular years in question.
Meanwhile, sources informed that police has recorded statement of one more bank employee which too is said to have supported the claim of the then bank manager that the three accused in question had opened the bank account.
According to the police, the accused had claimed that a fraudulent bank account was opened using forged signatures by unknown accused persons and money (Rs 2.87 crore) was withdrawn and misappropriated
However, the probe has ruled out this theory as a then bank manager had confirmed that Dessai, Phadke and Mulla had signed the account opening form as well as submitted their ID proofs.
The JMFC on Wednesday adjourned the hearing on the bail applications of the three accused Dessai, Phadke and Mulla to Thursday.

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