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Dalmiya's perjury case against BCCI taken up

March 28, 2008 13:41 IST

The Calcutta high court on Friday took up Jagmohan Dalmiya's perjury case against the Board of Control for Cricket in India and its president Sharad Pawar for allegedly producing false documents before it.

Justice Nadira Patheriya directed that the matter be heard on April 18.

On Wednesday former BCCI president Dalmiya was charged with misappropriation of Rs 2.90 crore during his tenure, arrested and immediately released on bail in Mumbai.

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police also filed an over 5,500-page charge sheet against Dalmiya and two others after investigating the case filed by BCCI.

Dalmiya had filed the perjury case on July 20, 2007, the day the high court declared that his suspension from the BCCI was illegal.

The former top boss of Indian cricket board alleged in the perjury case, under Section 340 of Criminal Procedure Code, that the BCCI submitted false documents before the court.

Apart from the Board and Pawar, Niranjan Shah, Shashank Manohar and Chirayu Amin -- all top functionaries of the present BCCI management – were made party to th case.

Dalmiya's lawyer, Arindam Banerjee, alleged that the Board placed before the court forged documents, regarding condoning of time of application for the registration of an amendment to BCCI's Clause V of Rule 38, which relates to punitive action against a member of the Board.

He claimed the Board had wrongly claimed to have got permission from the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration body to register the amendment at a later date.

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