CCI levels 6 charges against Raj Singh Dungarpur

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Mumbai, Dec 8 (UNI) The Cricket Club of India (CCI) has levelled six charges against its former president Raj Singh Dungarpur relating to financial and other irregularities which allegedly took place during his presidential tenure at the club, leading to his suspension from CCI for two years.

Explaining the charges, brought forth in its report after its probe into the alleged irregularities by tax, audit and advisory firm KPMG, CCI President I M Kadri today said Dungarpur failed to come up with satisfactory answers.

''We asked him to reply to these charges and he only glossed over them,'' Kadri said, adding, ''These were serious charges and the committee voted 8-4 that they were maintainable and he was suspended for two years.'' ''We have nothing against Raj Singh personally, but we want to save the 75-year-old institution and cannot just gloss over these charges,'' he said.

Among the charges listed in the KPMG report are indiscriminate distribution of 177 temporary memberships without charging the requisite fee of Rs 1,800 per week, maintaining a room in the club but not paying rent when he was not occupying it, and taking TA/DA from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as well as CCI for attending the Board's meetings as the club's representative.

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