Mumbai: Sleuths attached to the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) have asked the cricket Board’s audit firm — the Billimoria Chartered Accountancy — to furnish its audited papers so that it could be crosschecked with the statements made by Jagmohan Dalmiya.
The former cricket Board president and three others have been accused of misappropriation of Rs 21.74 lakh and criminal breach of trust. Board secretary Niranjan Shah lodged a complaint with the police on March 16.
The investigation will also include the verification of chalans produced by several employees of the BCCI to show the expenditure and taking money from the BCCI a/c.
“Dalmiya’s personal secretary, Kishan Choudhary, has also been asked to give justification about the expenditures. He was made one of the signatories on behalf of Dalmiya,’’ an officer said.
Dalmiya was grilled for six hours on Wednesday on expenditures on hotels, lodging, boarding, telephone bills, air travels etc. It is learnt that he left the EOW office at 4 pm to catch a flight for Kolkata. The former cricket supremo has now faced more than 21 hours of questioning over the last three days.
The statements recorded by the police was being transferred into computers. The policemen refused to divulge information about crores of rupees transferred from Pilcom’s London a/c to BCCI’s Kolkata a/c.
Dalmiya said he justify everything on March 31 when he returns from Kolkata. The three who have been named in the FIR, former Board secretary S K Nair, Jyoti Bajpai and former treasurer Kishore Rungta, said they were unaware whether the expenses were sanctioned by the finance committee.
The Times of India, March 30, 2006