Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association faces cheating case

The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association is headed by BJP minister Anurag Thakur, who is also the current joint secretary of the BCCI.

updated: August 02, 2013 19:16 IST
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Shimla: A cheating and misappropriation case was registered against the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) on Thursday over alleged wrongdoings in allotment of land to the state's sports body, police said. The HPCA said the case was politically motivated.

"The case was registered against the HPCA under sections 406, 420 and 120-B of the IPC (Indian penal Code) for various irregularities. We will reach out to the individuals during the course of investigation," Superintendent of Police (Vigilance) Bimal Gupta told IANS.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said "Investigation against the HPCA is in advance stage. Regular FIR (first information report) will be registered shortly."

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