Kirti Azad's expose was a pack of lies: Narender Batra
Azad was suspended by BJP after his allegations of corruption against Arun Jaitley.
New Delhi: Reacting to Kirti Azad's expose on money embezzlement in DDCA during Arun Jaitley's term, Hockey India President Narender Batra on Wednesday said the former India player's charges through a sting operation was a "pack of lies" and the receipts shown were all fake.
Azad, who has been suspended by BJP after his allegations of corruption against Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, has been trying to expose the alleged irregularities of the DDCA for many years. He held a press conference on Sunday to again highlight the scam.
The former India cricketer, without taking Jaitley's name, tried to show the financial fraud during his Presidential term in the state cricket body from 1999 to 2013.
Batra said that Azad has been speaking lies all this while. "Kirti Azad has put at least 20 RTI's against me, but he speaks more lies every time. I am not getting into cricket, but let me tell you that whatever he said is all nonsense, all lies and all the bills that he was showing on TV were all fake," Batra told reporters here.
"He showed a 2013 bill of RK Jwellers, I was the treasurer then and that bill is not of DDCA. It must have been his personal bill. If he can prove that RK Jwellers is a bill of DDCA, I am telling you I will resign from Hockey also. Then in the press report he showed L Shine 3.3 crore, now that total payment is of 33 lakhs only. He has spoken a pack of lies. I don't want to speak much on cricket, but I can speak a lot about about him," he said.
While Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called for a probe on DDCA matters, Jaitley has not only rubbishesd the charges but also filed a 10 crore defamation suit against Kejriwal and a few other AAP members.