Kirti Azad for SIT probe in DDCA affairs when Arun Jaitley headed it


Kirti Azad

Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad has decided to file a plea in the Delhi High Court for a time-bound SIT investigation into alleged financial impropriety in Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

The writ will be against the central and state government, Central Bureau of Investigation and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), besides all present and former Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) officials, including Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, who headed the cricket body for a period of 13 years.

“We have filed a petition against the ministry of corporate affairs and urban development and against the entertainment tax department under the state for not asking them questions. I also hope that the investigating agency starts inquiry,” he added.

Asked if the petition would also include Jaitley’s name, Azad said, “All former and current office bearers would be included.” Azad thanked Justice Mukul Mudgal for trying to conduct India-South Africa Test in a smooth manner.

“For the first time since 1982, the DDCA made profit from a Test match. Last time in 1982, the Test match against England saw the cricket body making profit as the BCCI organised the match with state association officials being behind bars after a CBI enquiry,” said Azad.

The BJP has suspended Azad for his relentless attack on Jaitley, who the party has insisted is a man of highest probity. Even as he targeted Jaitley, Azad said the BJP would revoke his suspension as he did had not target either the party or the government.