Court issues arrest warrant against CAB joint secretary

Kolkata: A city court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Cricket Association of Bengal joint secretary Biswarup Dey in a complaint made by the West Bengal fire services department two years back in a case related to the Indian Premier League.

The fire department had lodged the FIR on March 15, 2010 about a temporary plywood structure which functioned as a super hospitality box at the Eden Gardens sitting premium category spectators during matches involving the Kolkata Knight Riders.

According the fire services department, the structure allegedly did not conform to its guidelines and safety regulations.

The arrest warrant was issued by the seventh metropolitan magistrate of Bankshall Court on the complaint.

Dey, who served as the manager of the Indian team in the limited over fixtures during its tour to Australia earlier this year, said the IPL matches were organised by the franchises who make the entire arrangements.

"But still an FIR was lodged against me, on the basis of which an arrest warrant has now been issued. I shall have to fight," he said.