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Inquiry commission to probe DDCA

Inquiry commission to probe DDCA
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The Delhi government has decided to set up a commission of inquiry under chairmanship of former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium to probe alleged irregularities, including financial bunglings in the capital\'s cricket body DDCA.

New Delhi : The Delhi government has decided to set up a commission of inquiry under chairmanship of former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium to probe alleged irregularities, including financial bunglings in the capital's cricket body DDCA.

The decision to form the commission of inquiry came amid AAP's fierce attack on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over alleged irregularities in the DDCA during his 13-year-old tenure its chief. Jaitley has strongly rubbished the allegations. "The inquiry will begin very soon," a Delhi government spokesperson said.

The decision to appoint the committee came a month after an AAP government-appointed probe committee recommended immediate suspension of DDCA by the BCCI for alleged irregularities including financial bungling.

Kirti Azad exposes corruption in DDCA

Despite being asked by party top brass, including party president Amit, not to go ahead with his press conference on his charges against the DDCA and the alleged role of now Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley when he headed the DDCA, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Kirti Azad finally after promising to reveal all came out with a new video alleging corruption in the Delhi District and Cricket Association (DDCA).

He has claimed that a ‘Wikileaks 4 India’ investigation revealed that DDCA awarded contracts to fake companies. The sting operation claimed that 14 companies which got contracts from the DDCA were registered on fake addresses around Delhi. Azad said he is not targeting any individual and this is simply a fight against corruption. Azad launched a fresh salvo at the DDCA for alleged irregularities in its financial transactions.

Azad has alleged that DDCA inflated prices of the items and services that it procured. He also alleged that DDCA did not float tenders before awarding contracts and has demanded an investigation by ED and Directorate of Revenue Intelligence into the irregularities. Interestingly, while Azad highlighted the presence of bogus companies and money spent he failed to specify or somewhat clarify what Arun Jaitley had in the entire scam.

Meanwhile, Arun Jaitley got a major boost ahead of the Kirti Azad press conference as three of Delhi’s top cricketers tweeted in support of him – Delhi and KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir who termed it appalling to see former players hitting out at Arun Jaitley, recently retired Nawab of Najafgarh Virender Sehwag and seamer Ishant Sharma.

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