Jagmohan Dalmiya arrested in Mumbai

Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Mumbai: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai police arrested former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Wednesday for alleged misappropriation of funds during the 1996 World Cup. However, he was granted bail immediately.

Recently completed investigations by EOW found him guilty of misusing BCCI funds to the tune of Rs 2.96 crore during the World Cup jointly hosted by India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Earlier, the Crime Branch had filed a chargesheet against Dalmiya in the Sessions Court, holding him guilty of cheating (Section 420 of Indian Penal Code), criminal breach of trust (Section 408 of IPC), and conspiracy (Section 120B of IPC). His secretary K M Choudhary and Gautam Dutta of CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal) were also been named in the chargesheet.

Dalmiya was himself present in the court as required by the judges. After listening to the case made out against him, the court decided to grant him bail.

The case dates back to account number 1223 opened at the Bhowanipore (West Bengal) branch of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) when India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka jointly hosted the 1996 World Cup. Dalmiya operated this account along with the Pakistan Cricket Board.


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