Court charges law minister in fake ticket scam

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Panaji, Jun 13 (UNI) A first class judicial magistrate court at Margao in South the Goa has framed charges of cheating, criminal conspiracy and forgery, against Law Minister Dayanand Narvekar and eight others of the Goa Cricket Association (GCA), in the 2001 India-Australia ODI fake match ticket scam.

The court also adjourned the hearing of the case to July 3, yesterday. The minister, who was also president of the GCA, sought exemption of his presence in the court during hearing for a few months as he had to undergo knee surgery.

A case had been registered against Mr Narvekar and the eight others for printing tickets more than the known capacity of the Fatorda Stadium in Margao, which resulted in lathi charge and bursting of teargas shells on April 6, 2001, on the day of the match.

Investigations found that some of the tickets were fake.


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