Assam Cricket Association

Former secretary of Assam Cricket Association (ACA), Pradip Buragohain, has been sent to the jail on corruption charges.

The court sent Buragohain to the jail on Sunday after the end of his two-day police custody.

Buragohain was sent to the jail after the court rejected the plea of the police to keep him in their custody for more days.

However, the court allowed the police to interrogate him in the jail.

The former Assam Cricket Association secretary was arrested recently on corruption charges at Tingkong in Dibrugarh.

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It has been alleged that Buragohain was involved in the misappropriation of Rs 50 crore of ACA funds in 3 years of his tenure.

After the end of the two days’ police custody, the cops produced him before the court on Sunday.

Buragohain was taken into custody by the team of Fatasil Police in a case no 817/2021 u/s 120 (B)/406/409/420/469/34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) registered at Fatasil Police station in Guwahati.

An FIR was lodged against Buragohain by the ACA at the Fatasil police station.

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The ACA constituted a 5-member accounts verification committee, headed by veteran sports organizer Jamshed Khan, to scrutinize the accounts and ascertain the allegations of misuse of funds.

The accounts verification committee doubted misuse of at least Rs 50 crore of ACA funds in forms of booking hotel rooms, air ticket, food during cricket events, etc.

The former secretary appeared before the committee and clarified his views on the alleged financial anomalies.
However, the committee was not satisfied at his reply.

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