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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Cops summon GCA president's wife, daughter

Panaji: The economic offences cell (EOC) of Goa police has summoned the family members of Goa Cricket Association (GCA) president Chetan Dessai in connection with the withdrawal of Rs. 2.4 crore from a cooperative society, immediately after being released from custody, in connection with the alleged misappropriation funds of the GCA.

Upon investigation, EOC found that around Rs 2.4 crore was deposited at VPK Urban Co-operative Credit Society Ltd, in the name of Dessai family members.
Speaking to TOI, EOC superintendent of police Priyanka Kashyap said that they have summoned Dessai's wife and daughter on Tuesday to investigate the amount deposited in their names at the credit society.
An EOC officer said that during January and February 2015, 10 fix deposits were made at VPK Urban Co-operative Credit Society Ltd in the name of Dessai's wife and daughter respectively. These fix deposits were made by depositing cash and without following KYC norms, the officer said. "We have questioned VPK Urban Co-operative Credit Society Ltd officers and they have agreed that they have not followed KYC norms while depositing money in the name of Dessai's wife and daughter," Kashyap said.
The EOC official added that Dessai was questioned about the money deposited at VPK Urban Co-operative Credit Society Ltd, but he refused to reveal anything about the money. Police said that the money was withdrawn from the society immediately after Dessai was released from police custody.
On June 2, EOC had registered a first information report (FIR) against Dessai, GCA secretary Vinod Phadke, and GCA treasurer Akbar Mulla for allegedly misappropriating funds. The trio was subsequently arrested on June 15 and later released on conditional bail.
The trio have been accused of hatching a criminal conspiracy by impersonating and posing as president, secretary and treasurer of GCA. They had also forged documents, including the GCA resolution, and submitted the same to a bank for opening an account in the association's name, the FIR also stated.
Police said after opening the account, the accused misappropriated Rs 2.87 crore from the television subsidy GCA receives from the board of control for cricket in India (BCCI).

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