New Delhi: The MCD has sought attachment of
a sum of Rs 78,72,584 in the bank account of Delhi cricket
board due to alleged non-payment of property tax in respect of
Firozshah Kotla cricket ground.
The civic body sent a `warrant of distress` to IP Estate
branch of Syndicate Bank, the bankers of Delhi and District
Cricket Association (DDCA), asking it to attach the money
saying it was due on account of property tax till March 31,
The DDCA, however, termed the action as "illegal" as it
has already filed an appeal in this regard before the Delhi
High Court and MCD appellate tribunal.
"We have made the payment of Rs 13 lakh that were due for
1997-98. As we have filed an appeal regarding the remaining
sum, MCD cannot take any action before the petition is heard.
The high court had fixed May 18 and the tribunal had given the
date of May 17 for hearing our side," DDCA General Secretary S
P Bansal said.
"We again moved the high court today over the matter. The
MCD`s act is unlawful," he said. The MCD had earlier asked for
Rs 91 lakh as property tax in respect of the Firozshah ground.
MCD officials, however, maintained that DDCA has not got
any stay from the court and it is within rights to send the