Delhi Govt Appoints Inquiry Commission to Probe DDCA

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Delhi Govt Appoints Inquiry Commission to Probe DDCA
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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 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.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a tweet said "Gopal Subramaniam agrees to chair Commission of Enquiry on DDCA scam."

Following a CBI raid in Delhi Secretariat in connection with charges against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar, AAP has been claiming that the Central agency carried out the searches to target the AAP chief and was looking for a file relating to graft in DDCA.

Since then, the party has been demanding resignation of Jaitley from the Union Cabinet.

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.

The Delhi Government panel had suggested that an interim committee of professional cricketers should manage affairs of the game in the capital.

The committee had also recommended to the government to appoint a Commission of Inquiry under the Commission of Enquiries Act while mentioning about findings on DDCA's alleged wrongdoings by various probe panels in the recent past including the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO).

BJP MP Kirti Azad, who has been campaigning against alleged corruption in Delhi's cricket body, today demanded an ED and DRI probe into the affairs of DDCA.

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