Gopal Subramaniam writes to Doval for manpower to form SIT in DDCA row

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2015 13:19 IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists staging a protest demanding resignation of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the alleged irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). (PTI)

Former solicitor general Gopal Subramaniam has written to national security advisor Ajit Doval asking for man power to investigate the Aam Aadmi Party-alleged irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) during finance minister Arun Jaitley’s tenure as president of the body.

Subramaniam wrote to Doval asking for five men each from the Central Bureau of Investigation, Intelligence Bureau and Delhi police to constitute a Special Investigative Team (SIT) that will take the investigations further.

“I have written to him because he is the National Security Advisor. Apart from that, he is a very distinguished police officer...he is in the position to identify who are competent people in various organisations and to send names of independent police officers who can investigate meticulously,” Subramaniam said, adding that Doval would also be able to judge if there was any possible security threat.

The noted lawyer also said that his request to Doval was part of the enquiry procedure which calls for appropriate

Subramaniam had on Monday strongly pitched for a live telecast of the proceedings to make it transparent after accepting to head the commission.

The Delhi Assembly had in a special session passed a resolution to set up the commission of inquiry to investigate the AAP’s allegation of misappropriation by Jaitley, who was president of the body for more than a decade, up until December 2013.

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While the Union home ministry was looking into the Constitutional validity of the commission, Subramaniam said its formation was in tune with provisions in the Constitution, notwithstanding Lt Governor Najeeb Jung’s reservations over it.

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