Dalmiya grilled by police in BCCI case
Former Cricket Board President Jagmohan Dalmiya and three other former office-bearers of the BCCI on Monday appeared before the Economic Offences Wing of the city police which is probing alleged misappropriation of Rs 21.74 lakh from the World Cup 1996 account.
Besides Dalmiya, the other office-bearers were former BCCI Secretary SK Nair and former treasurers Kishore Rungta and Jyoti Bajpai.
They were accompanied by a battery of lawyers, including Sayaji Nangre and Satish Maneshinde.
All of them were taken to the Crime Branch conference hall where they would be quizzed in the absence of their lawyers. The interrogation would continue till 5 pm, police sources said.
Dalmiya and others appeared before EOW of city police on a directive given by the Bombay High Court which heard their anticipatory bail plea last week and extended till April 10 the interim protection from arrest granted to them.
The court had ordered Dalmiya and others to attend EOW inquiry in Mumbai on March 27, 28, 29, 31 and before the concerned authority in Kolkata from April 3 to 5.
The judge asked them to appear before the concerned authorities in Kolkata on a plea made by Advocate General Ravi Kadam who said investigations pertained to the World Cup 1996 account operated in Kolkata.
The court also ordered them not to leave the country without its permission.