Goa Cricket Association Prez, Secretary & Treasurer Arrested In Fraud Case


Panaji: The top three officials of the Goa Cricket Association (GCA) were on Wednesday arrested by the Economic Offences Cell of the Goa Police for alleged fraud to the tune of approximately Rs 3 crore.

A police spokesperson said the association’s president Chetan Dessai, secretary Vinod Phadke and treasurer Akbar Mulla were arrested late on Wednesday and have been sent for medical examination. “The trio has been arrested on charges of cheating, impersonation, forging documents and criminal conspiracy,” the spokesperson said.

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Goa Police had earlier filed an FIR against Dessai and the two other office bearers in connection with a fraud of Rs 3.13 crore in two separate cases.

The FIR was filed after the GCA’s life member Vilas Desai complained against the three for allegedly forging signatures and opening bank accounts to siphon of money.

The police complaint mentions that the accounts were opened by all the three accused between October 23, 2006 and May 23, 2008 when they were not holding official positions.

The GCA was then headed by Dayanand Narvekar, while Dessai was its secretary and Phadke was its treasurer.