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Arvind Kejriwal govt notifies probe into DDCA scam; Gopal Subramaniam to head commission

The Delhi government on Wednesday notified the constitution of a one-member commission of inquiry to probe the alleged Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) scam in which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is also under lens.


Arvind Kejriwal govt notifies probe into DDCA scam; Gopal Subramaniam to head commission
Delhi Chief Minister has levelled accusations against Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday notified the constitution of a one-member commission of inquiry to probe the alleged Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) scam in which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is also under lens.

The government notified that the commission of inquiry will be headed by former solicitor general Gopal Subramaniam.

The Aam Aadmi Party government cabinet headed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier this week approved the setting up of the commission of inquiry to probe alleged irregularities in 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 tenure its chief. Jaitley has strongly rubbished the allegations.

Following a CBI raid in Delhi Secretariat in connection with charges against 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 alleged 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.

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

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