Former cricketer Chetan Chauhan is the presently the Vice-President of DDCA © PTI
Former cricketer Chetan Chauhan is the present Vice-President of DDCA © PTI

New Delhi: The account at a Central Bank of India branch opened by an official of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) allegedly in contravention of rules has been made inoperational after complaints from the other faction.

A few officials of the DDCA, including its vice-president Chetan Chauhan, had allegedly opened an account at the ITO branch of Central Bank of India without informing one of the Directors of the association. The faction led by DDCA President S P Bansal had alleged that Chauhan had opened the bank account illegally.

The bank while acknowledging the receipt of complaints made by Bansal and also by Sports Secretary Sunil Dev said that it has stopped any withdrawal and debits from the said DDCA account.

“It is to inform that on the similar lines, we have received a communication from Shri Sunil Dev, Hony. Sport Secretary, DDCA. On the communication of Shri Sunil Dev, we have taken up the matter with DDCA. Meanwhile, we have stopped any withdrawal/debits from the account of DDCA,” the bank said.

Bansal, through his lawyer, had made a complaint to the concerned bank.

“Without an account opening form being duly signed by the allegedly ‘authorised Directors of the Company’ and without the basic account opening formalities being complete, a current account bearing Account No.3423110503 in the name of DDCA was illegally opened and even the cheque book was handed over to the perpetrators by breaking all RBI guidelines and norms,” Bansal said in the complaint to the bank.

“Kindly initiate high level enquiry into the shocking dereliction to unearth the person behind the act which is not less than an act of ‘serious offence’ as conceived under the Penal Law of the land. A Police Complaint has been lodged by the Director alleging impersonation, forgery etc,” he said.