DDCA row: Arun Jaitley not named in Delhi govt's probe report

The probe report did not claim any direct involvement of the finance minister.

DDCA row: Arun Jaitley not named in Delhi govt's probe report

New Delhi: Delhi government-appointed three-member panel had last month published a report with regards to the financial irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

From money laundering to over-age fraud finding mention in the report, it was seen as a scathing indictment of DDCA's functioning.

According to a report in the Hindustan Times, Arun Jaitley's name was not part of that report.

Though the alleged scam in DDCA dates back to the tenure of Jaitley as president of the cricket association, the report does not claim any direct involvement of the finance minister.

“These issues might have taken place under my presidency but that does not say that I was directly involved in any of the matters.” Jaitley had said in Parliament.

Despite the senior BJP leader having made his stand clear, Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP continues to demand his ouster from the government at the centre.

“Prima facie evidence shows that there was a huge amount of bungling. There has to be a free, fair and transparent investigation against all officebearers, including Mr Arun Jaitley, who held the top office. The needle of suspicion falls on all office-bearers, including the top office-bearer, Mr Jaitley. He has signed on all documents, including the balance sheets. There were contracts given out without proper tendering and it goes against the law,” AAP leader Rahul Mehra told HT.

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