Goa CA files FIR against former president, secretary and officials

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Panaji, June 14: Goa Cricket Association (GCA) has filed an FIR against its former office-bearers including president, in connection with an alleged fraud of Rs 28 lakh in 2008-09.

The complaint has been lodged by GCA Secretary Sudin Kamat with Porvorim police against former President Dayanand Narvekar, former secretary Chetan Desai, former treasurer Vinod Fadke and officials of Federal Bank.

Goa CA files FIR against former president, secretary, treasurer

Superintendent of Police (North) Umesh Gaonkar said they have received the complaint and an investigation has been initiated.

According to the complaint, an amount of Rs 28 lakh was withdrawn in financial year 2008-09 from GCA's accounts and showed it as a payment made on name of a Mumbai-based company Ha-Ko.

But GCA's inquiries with the Mumbai company revealed that they neither received any such amount nor billed it to the cricketing body.

The association in its complaint has attached the information procured by its life member Hemant Angle from registrar of cooperative societies that confirmed the money being withdrawn from GCA accounts.

The GCA had issued notice to former secretary Desai asking for the recovery of the amount as he was the signatory on the cheque along with treasurer Fadke. But according to GCA complaint, Desai has refused that he had withdrawn any such amount.

The complaint, a copy of which is available with PTI, also stated that the self cheque was issued by then secretary and treasurer and was withdrawn by an unknown person.

"Federal Bank officials faulted by not asking for the identity card of the person who withdrew the amount," the complaint read.

PTI

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