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BCCI takes Dalmiya to police

The battle between BCCI and Jagmohan Dalmiya is on.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2006 19:06 IST

The battle between the Board of Control for Cricket in India and Jagmohan Dalmiya is well and truly on.

In Mumbai, the BCCI on Thursday lodged an FIR against its former president for misappropriating funds during the 1996 World Cup. In Kolkata, a lawyer close to Dalmiya filed a civil suit against board vice-presi- dent Lalit Modi for defamation. The FIR — alleging forgery, cheating and misappropriation of funds — was lodged by BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah at the Marine Drive police station. “The complaint is against Dalmiya and some other former BCCI office-bearers,” said sen ior police inspector Ajit Ranade. Also named in the FIR are former treasurer and joint sec retary Jyoti Bajpai, former secretary S.K. Nair and former treasurer Kishen Rungta.

A police source said the complaint alleged that the accused forged documents in order to draw Rs 21.76 lakh from the board’s accounts. Earlier, the Sharad Pawar-headed BCCI had accused Dalmiya of swindling money during the 1996 World Cup.

In Kolkata, former BCCI legal adviser Ushanath Banerjee filed a civil suit against Modi, claiming Rs 1.5 crore in damages for defamation. The suit said Modi and Punjab Cricket Association chief I.S. Bindra claimed that Banerjee “earned more than India captain Rahul Dravid in 2005 while dealing with BCCI cases”.

FIR filed FIR against Dalmiya and some other ex BCCI office-bearers alleges forgery, cheating and misap propriation of funds Ex-BCCI legal adviser Ushanath Banerjee has filed a civil suit against board’s Lalit Modi for defamation.