The trio are accused of misappropriating the funds to the tune of Rs 3.13 crore between 2006 and 2008 © Getty Images (Representational Image)
The trio are accused of misappropriating the funds to the tune of Rs 3.13 crore between 2006 and 2008 © Getty Images (Representational Image)

Panaji: Goa Cricket Association‘s (GCA) former president Dayanand Narvekar was on Wednesday questioned by the state police in connection with the alleged fraud of around Rs 3.13 crore involving senior officials of the body. “Narvekar, who was in Mumbai all these days, arrived in Goa and appeared before the investigating officer. He was questioned today for over three hours,” a senior police officer said. The Economic Offences Cell of the local police had on June 15 arrested GCA President Chetan Dessai, Secretary Vinod Phadke and Treasurer Akbar Mulla on the complaint of GCA life- member Vilas Desai that they had allegedly encashed a cheque given by BCCI to GCA. GCA fraud case: BCCI demands 5 days time

The trio are accused of misappropriating the funds to the tune of Rs 3.13 crore between 2006 and 2008. Narvekar was GCA president in 2007-08 when the cheque released by BCCI was withdrawn allegedly by the trio by illegally opening an account in Development Credit Bank in Panaji. “We are trying to know who collected the cheque from BCCI on behalf of GCA and whether there is involvement of Narvekar in the act along with three others,” the officer said. ED to probe fraud case of GCA officials

GCA’s life members, including Desai, Prasad Fatarpekar and Hemant Angle, had brought to BCCI’s notice about the alleged financial fraud committed by the accused trio following which they were arrested. On Friday, a local court had granted bail to the three arrested persons, with the condition that they would stay away from GCA office for 15 days and report to the investigating officer for four days.