Indore: Basketball player, two others booked for fraud

Published on Dec 06, 2016 10:34 AM IST

A case of criminal breach of trust has been registered against international basketball player and former corporator Kulvinder Singh Gill and two others for siphoning off Rs 40 lakh from Madhya Pradesh Basketball Association, Indore.

Current secretary of the association Avinash Anand said that the trio has been accused of siphoning off more than Rs 40 lakh received as government grant to the association in 2010 towards hosting a national championship.(Pic for representation)
Current secretary of the association Avinash Anand said that the trio has been accused of siphoning off more than Rs 40 lakh received as government grant to the association in 2010 towards hosting a national championship.(Pic for representation)
HT Correspondent, Indore | By

A case of criminal breach of trust has been registered against international basketball player and former corporator Kulvinder Singh Gill and two others for siphoning off Rs 40 lakh from Madhya Pradesh Basketball Association, Indore.

The complaint of fraud was filed by the association’s current secretary Avinash Anand, and office-bearers Laxmikant Patel and Bhupendra Bandi late on Sunday night.

Tukgoganj police said cases have been registered under Sections 406, 417, 420, 467,468, 471 and 120B of the Indian Penal Code against Gill, and two others, namely, Bhagwanti Devi Sharma and Ritu Sharma. The incident happened in 2010, when Gill was the secretary of the basket ball association, Bhagwanti the president and Ritu Sharma the treasurer.

Current secretary of the association Avinash Anand said that the trio has been accused of siphoning off more than Rs 40 lakh received as government grant to the association in 2010 towards hosting a national championship.

“Gill first illegally closed the association’s bank account with State Bank of India and opened a new account with Arihant Cooperative Bank. He then issued two cheques in favour of his mother, one for `5 lakh and the other for `3 lakh. A car insurance and LIC premium was also paid from this account, among other things. Later, this bank account was closed and a fresh account was opened with Bank of Baroda, again without due permission from the association,” said Anand.

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