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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Narvekar interrogated in GCA fraud case

Cops yet to gather any definite evidence; still attempting to find out who collected the cheque from BCCI

PANJIM: Former minister and former Goa Cricket Association President Dayanand Narvekar was interrogated on Wednesday by the Economic Offences Cell (EOC) of Goa Police in connection with the Rs 3.13 crore fraud. Narvekar was GCA President at the time the fraud allegedly took place.
“Narvekar who was in Mumbai all these days arrived in Goa and presented himself before the investigating officer. He was questioned the entire day and he has cooperated with the investigating agency,” Narvekar’s counsel Kapil Kerkar, who was accompanying him at the EOC, told Herald.
The EOC officer said that all the GCA committee members will be summoned for interrogation as the investigation so far has not revealed definite evidence to prosecute the accused.
The EOC had arrested three senior GCA officials including President Chetan Dessai, Secretary Vinod Phadke and Treasurer Akbar Mulla for allegedly siphoning off Rs 3.13 crore.
Narvekar was GCA President in 2007-08 when the cheque released by BCCI to GCA was withdrawn allegedly by the trio by illegally opening account in Development Credit Bank in Panjim.
“We are trying to find out who collected the cheque from BCCI on behalf of GCA and whether there is an involvement of Narvekar in the act along with three others,” a senior EOC officer said.
Police had filed a FIR in this case against Dessai, Phadke and Mulla after GCA life member Vilas Desai had lodged a complaint. All three were arrested on June 15 but released on bail on June 24.
Dessai, Phadke and Mulla were questioned simultaneously to cross check whether their statements matched with each other’s.

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