ED registers case against GCA president, two others

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The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday registered a case of money laundering against Goa Cricket Association’s president Chetan Desai and two others.

“We have registered a case to probe allegations of money laundering at GCA,” a senior official said.

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The FIR filed by ED names Desai, former GCA secretary Vinod Phadke and former treasurer Akbar Mulla.

A complaint against them was filed by GCA’s life member Prasad Fatarpekar.

The ED official said the trio allegedly misappropriated Rs 2.87 crore given by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to GCA.

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“The accused persons also allegedly withdrew Rs 26 lakh from Federal Bank account of GCA in a non-existing person’s name,” the ED official said.

Earlier, Economic Offences Branch of Goa Police had arrested Desai, Phadke and Mulla on charges of forging signatures to open a bank account and withdrawing crores of rupees.

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