9 Received Notice To Join Cricket Scam Investigation: The Tribune India

By on September 26, 2021 0

Sanjay Yadav

Gurugram, September 25

In the ongoing investigation into the case of a bogus sports company cheating on aspiring cricketers, police served notices on nine people, including Ranji players and senior officials of the Delhi and District Cricket Association ( DDCA) and the Cricket Associations of Himachal Pradesh and Arunanchal Pradesh. , join

investigation.

The names of the nine people, who received notifications, were revealed by the three defendants – Ashutosh Bora, his sister Chitra Bora and Nitin Jha.

All nine people were invited to join the investigation in seven days.

According to Inspector Bijender Kumar, head of the Economic Offenses Wing 2 (EOW), notices have been served on Sanjay Bhardwaj, former director and courier of the Delhi and District Cricket Association; Navam Vivek, current president of the Arunachal Cricket Association; Kulbir Rawat, cricketer from Najafgarh, Delhi; Anurag, a cricketer from Mujaffarnagar in UP; Sobers Joban, whose name came out prominently in the 2017 Ashes Test match-fixing; Deen Dyal Upadhyay, Ranji player from UP; Ajay Sharma, head of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association; cricket coach Raj Rajput and Amit Diwedi.

Raj Rajput and Amit Diwedi were arrested by police and fled.

According to the notice served, the nine people are prima facie charged under Section 41 (a) and have been invited to join the investigation as the arrested defendants have disclosed their names. Police said the suspects took money from their personal accounts with the main defendant, Ashutosh Bora.

An EOW-2 investigating officer said that according to bank account records, transactions of over Rs 11 lakh were made on Sanjay Bhardwaj’s account. The money was transferred to eight other suspects online.

“Three defendants are currently in prison. Chitra Bora’s bail request has already been rejected twice by municipal courts. Further investigation is underway and raids are being carried out to catch the other defendants involved in the scam, ”said Inspector Bijender Kumar, head of EOW-2.

On September 4, the EOW-2 dismantled a gang for allegedly duping aspiring cricketers of several lakhs, promising them selection in various teams and tournaments. The defendants – Ashutosh, Chitra and Nitin, directors of their sports management company, Secure Corporate Management Private Limited, were arrested on the same day. Three other defendants – Raj Rajput, Amit Diwedi and Pushkar Tiwari – are still at large.

Promised selection

On September 4, the EOW-2 broke up a gang for allegedly duping aspiring cricketers of several lakhs, promising them selection in various teams and tournaments. The defendants – Ashutosh, Chitra and Nitin, directors of Secure Corporate Management Private Limited, were arrested on the same day. Three other defendants – Raj Rajput, Amit Diwedi and Pushkar Tiwari – are still at large

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