Business Standard

More trouble for Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association

Anti-corruption bureau finds the sports body's initially registered address in Kanpur as 'bogus'

Related News

There was more trouble for the (HPCA), headed by MP Anurag Thakur, as the state vigilance and anti-corruption bureau found the sports body's initially registered address in Kanpur as "bogus".

During a recent investigation, state vigilance and anti-corruption bureau found that the Kanpur address was bogus. A team led by assistant superintendent of police Jograj Jariyal visited the Kanpur address.

"A vigilance team had visited Kanpur and found that the office associated with the is fictitious and non-existent," an investigator told the news agency, on the condition of anonymity, here Tuesday.

HPCA, who is located in picturesque hill station of Dharmasala, some 250 kilometers from here, was initially registered with the Registrars of Companies, in Kanpur in July 14, 2005. It was later shifted to a Chandigarh address in 2011.

Top sources in the vigilance bureau told IANS that they will also investigate the Chandigarh address.

"HPCA has now got the company registered in Chandigarh. This address will also be investigated," the official said.

Investigations against the HPCA started after Congress came to power in the state government last year in December.

Earlier this month, a cheating and misappropriation case was registered against the HPCA over alleged wrong-doings in allotment of land to the state's sports body.

The disputed land, some three km away from the stadium has been used by the HPCA to build a five-star residential complex called The Pavilion, which has 38 rooms, 32 huts and a high-tech gym. The HPCA website calls it the "exotic residential resort".

 

The land was allotted when the BJP government, headed by Prem Kumar Dhumal, was in power in the state. Thakur, who is also Dhumal's son, had alleged that the case against HPCA is politically motivated. Thakur is also a joint secretary in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Thakur had justified the move to change the HPCA's entity from a society to a non-profit company under section 25 of the Companies Act of 1956.

"It was dome only to save HPCA from the control of the state government, like most other cricket associations had done all over the country," Thakur had said.

"We have registered as a company on no-profit, no-loss basis under section 25 of the Companies Act for promoting cricket activities. This was done with the permission of the BCCI," Thakur said.

But sources told IANS that HPCA has sub-leased the residential complex of its state-of-the-start stadium to a company for commercial use.

On July 26, two Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers -- Deepak Sanan and R.S. Gupta -- were charge-sheeted by the state government for allegedly allowing the change in the land-use for building the HPCA complex.

Read more on:   
|
|
|

Read More

Now actor Gerard Butler buys into CPL T20 franchise

Kingston, Aug 20 (IANS/CMC) Another Hollywood actor, Gerard Butler, has taken an equity interest in a Caribbean Premier T20 League (CPL) franchise, ...

Columnists Rss icon

Claude Smadja

Claude Smadja: The Tehran deadline
Claude Smadja

Negotiating a sustainable nuclear compromise with Iran is not getting any easier

Avirup Bose

Avirup Bose: A case of 'consumer unfriendly' brands
Avirup Bose

Consumer goods companies that boycott discounted sales of their products by e-tailers could be liable for scrutiny by the competition regulator ...

Editorial Comment Rss icon

Premature exuberance

The risks of cutting rates too soon

Neutral net needed

Common carrier principle applies to the internet

TWEETS @ POLITICS
@SinghRPN
Sad news of demise of Murli Deoraji.Learnt a lot working with him as Minister of State.My sincere condolences to @milinddeora and the family
@milinddeora
RT @PranayGupte: Murli Deora: The Last of India's Tammany Hall Chieftains http://t.co/nF5H9JseP7 via @theworldpost
@digvijaya_28
Another good analytical Article on Foreign Affairs and SAARC from Pawan Khera. http://t.co/kTMMWGh9RQ
@thekiranbedi
(Finest Trg) "@ishafoundation: Being razor-sharp, having dominant priorities are an essential habit of leadership - Ram Charan #IshaInsight"
@ajaymaken
#BJPBlackMoneyDhokha #UTurnSarkar In Elections, BJP has mislead the Nation! Listen to Jaitely in Rajya Sabha & come to the same conclusion!
@MPNaveenJindal
RT @timesofindia: Ferguson starts to calm after two days of protests http://t.co/NQ3EPR4gIZ
@Panda_Jay
My Twitter handle changed yesterday to @PandaJay 😊, please follow that..
@ShashiTharoor
Awful news about Phillip Hughes. No young man ventures onto a sports field thinking he's risking his life. My thoughts & prayers4 his family
@Swamy39
RT @victorvibhu: @Swamy39 Kupwara youth: Want to be part of India, not Pakistan http://t.co/IqvIucXYgj http://t.co/fJngGhhOp3 @timesofindia
@narendramodi
President Abdulla Yameen & I see a bright future for India-Maldives ties. Scope of cooperation is immense. http://t.co/1tmxntyZqQ
@abdullah_omar
All police nakas along the NH in Jammu & other sensitive locations have been put on high alert & the situation is being closely monitored.
@varungandhi80
My article in The Economic Times today: Go Beyond Power Politics. http://t.co/igNWjNbVjk
@ArvindKejriwal
RT @kapsology: @ArvindKejriwal sir see this :-) http://t.co/dWUaxgqotn
@PMOIndia
RT @MEAIndia: All Smiles. Retreat at Dhulikhel makes all of SAARC smile. http://t.co/LxHGqn9BUx
@rajeev_mp
RT @vijucherian: #India is not a safe country for children. Strengthen #PocsoAct. @rajeev_mp in @htTweets: http://t.co/g8GsTnsIHT
@quizderek
Why did SBI give Adani Group a loan even after 5 multinational banks refused it? My intervention is RS. Watch >> http://t.co/QgRN2mZeyJ
@
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 p.m over naming of Hyderabad airport http://t.co/6pz2XvIt7d
@SushmaSwaraj
GOING TO NEPAL FOR SAARC SUMMIT
@arunjaitley
video link of my response on Black Money as delivered in Rajya Sabha on November 26, 2014 - http://t.co/5qlc4D8Zlh
@MVENKAIAHNAIDU
on 26/11 let us all remember the supreme sacrifice of martyrs in uniform and brave civilians who foiled the 2008 terror attack in Mumbai.
@nitin_gadkari
Today's Rallies in Jharkhand http://t.co/jU12xSl3KG
@DVSBJP
Demise of Sri Murali deora is Saddening. My deepest condolences are with his family.. The Good leader had friends across party lines
@umasribharti
चन्‍द्रशेखर राव को बधाई. तेलंगाना राज्‍य का मेरा संकल्‍प एवं सपना पूरा, तेलंगाना की नदियों का ध्‍यान रखेंगें.
@AnanthKumar_BJP
Felicitation to Indian Blind Cricket team to South Africa for ODI World Blind Event https://t.co/Ue5iyILo4Z http://t.co/c6THNPW4LP
@smritiirani
RT @UNESCO: #IntangibleHeritage: Just inscribed on our Representative List #India http://t.co/Szv32H5HqS http://t.co/ytD49aLmT9
@drharshvardhan
Congrats my brothers&sisters of Jammu&Kashmir for braving cold&threats to vote in record 71.28% today-long live India,long live democracy.
@Gen_VKSingh
Remembering the bravehearts who sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation &pay homage 2the civilians who lost their lives on 26/11
@Rao_InderjitS
Attended dinner hosted by the Chief Minister of Haryana Shri @mlkhattar in chandigarh on Monday evening. http://t.co/T3lYhOSuBE
@nsitharaman
@sunandavashisht Wishing you have a great time.
@RSSorg
“They alone live, who live for others.” Seva Samgamam organised by Sevabharati @Guntur concludes http://t.co/MU93OpXhit

Back to Top