DIBRUGARH: Former Assam Cricket Association secretary Pradip Buragohain has been arrested on corruption charges.
He was arrested from Tingkhong, Dibrugarh, yesterday and taken into custody by the team of Fatasil Police in a case (817/2021 u/s 120(B)/406/409/420/469/34 IPC) registered at Fatasil Police station, Guwahati.
The ACA lodged an FIR against Buragohain for the misuse of "crores of ACA funds" during his tenure.
Police sources said that the investigation is going on and they have been collecting documentary evidence.
The ACA constituted a five-member accounts verification committee headed by veteran sports organizer Jamshed Khan to scrutinize the accounts to ascertain the allegations of crores of misuse of funds in the account maintained by the former ACA committee, of which Buragohain was the secretary.
The accounts verification committee doubted the misuse of crores of ACA funds in the forms of booking hotel rooms, air tickets, food during cricket events, etc.
Based on the accounts verification committee's report, the Assam Cricket Association sought an explanation from Buragohain and asked him to appear before the apex council to clarify his views last year.
The former secretary appeared before the apex council and clarified his views on the alleged financial anomalies. However, the apex council was not satisfied with his reply.
The ACA asked him to refund the amount. However, sources said that Buragohain has not complied with the ACA's directive.
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