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EOW officers hint of getting get clues against Dalmiya

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Kolkata, Apr 5 (UNI) The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) officers today hinted at having gathered some clues against former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya and two other former top board officials after another round of interrogation here in connection in the alleged misappropriation of Rs 21.74 lakh from the 1996 World Cup cricket account.

''The investigation is going in the right direction, '' Sudhir Mahadik, heading the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) team from Mumbai Police, said after grilling Dalmiya, Kishore Rungta and Jyoti Bajpai, both former treasurers of the BCCI, for over two hours.

To a specific query whether they had found any clue against the former Board officials, he said, '' We are getting them. But we cannot disclose details now. '' Mr Dalmiya, however, said, '' If the investigation goes in the right direction then I am safe as they will not find anything against me. '' The initial round of interrogations were conducted at the West Bengal Police CID headquarters from 1210 hrs to 1430 hrs, after which the Mumbai Police headed for the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) headquarters located at the Eden Gardens to continue their investigations.

Two more officers from Mumbai joined the EOW team during the day.

The interrogation would continue till Thursday.

The EOW team earlier rejected the request from Dalmiya's lawyer Tamal Mukherjee to be present during interrogation. The interrogation of the former BCCI officials was being conducted as per a directive of the Mumbai High Court.

Yesterday, investigations continued at CAB till almost 23oo hrs.

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