FIR filed against president of Goa Cricket Association

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FIR filed against president of Goa Cricket Association

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Amlan Majumdar


The economic offenses wing of Goa Police has filed a FIR against Chetan Dessai, the president of the GCA, in connection with a fraud case of nearly Rs. 3 crore. FIRs has also been lodged against the secretary and the treasurer of the association, based on complaints made by a member of the GCA.

Vilas Desai, a life member of the Goa Cricket Association (GCA), has brought charges of signature forgery, and siphoning of funds provided by the BCCI against the trio.

The FIR states that the trio opened up the impugned bank accounts between October 23, 2006, and May 23, 2008, when they were yet to hold an official position in the organization. Back then, Dessai was GCA's secretary, while Vinod Phadke was the treasurer.

"They prepared forged and fake documents as well as resolution of GCA and submitted it to Development Credit Bank to open an account. The alleged accused then encashed the cheque of INR 2.87 crore given by Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) to GCA," the complaint said, reported Cricbuzz.

According to the PTI, Goa Police have registered a case under section 408, 409 (criminal breach of trust), 419 (cheating my impersonation), 463, 464, 468 (forged document), 471 (fraud), 420 (cheating) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code.

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