Dalmiya pocketed Rs 2.90 cr: EOW

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/j/jagmohandalmiya1.jpg' class='caption'> The economic offence wing found that the former BCCI president misused funds during the 1996 World Cup.

Updated: December 26, 2008 19:20 IST
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Former Cricket Board President Jagmohan Dalmiya has been found to have misappropriated over Rs 2.90 crore in the BCCI accounts, police said on Monday.

During investigations, the Economic Offences Wing has found that Dalmiya diverted funds from a bank account in Kolkata meant for paying legal fees towards various other expenses.

The expenses included paying personal phone bills, purchasing foreign exchange, car rental, hotel bills and stationary.

"Till now, we have ascertained that there has been a cheating of over 2.90 crore and we will be filing a chargesheet against Dalmiya and two others on Wednesday," Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rakesh Maria told reporters here.

Dalmiya was accused of misusing the BCCI funds from a bank account opened during the 1996 World Cup.

Dalmiya had challenged the Board and wanted it to provide documentary evidences to substantiate the charges.

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