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Police grills ACA secy

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 22 - The Anti-corruption and Vigilance wing of Assam Police today grilled Bikash Baruah, the controversial secretary of Assam Cricket Association (ACA), for over two hours.

The development came in the wake of a complaint on ACA�s alleged financial irregularities and mismanagement. A case was also filed in Fatasil Ambari Police Station by an ACA member and sports organiser Tapan Sarma, charging him under four non-bailable Sections of the Indian Penal Code, including criminal conspiracy. Governing body member of the ACA, Pradeep Buragohain was also named in the complaint.

Baruah is facing charges of criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, cheating and forgery under Sections 120B, 406, 420 and 468. All the four Sections are non-bailable in nature, police sources said.

The complaint against Baruah was lodged with Fatasil Ambari Police Station on July 9. Police said Baruah is facing a number of charges, including leaking out financial documents related to more than Rs 240 crore.

A group of former cricketers also demonstrated in front of the newly-built Barshapara cricket stadium on July 13, demanding a CBI probe into various anomalies of ACA and immediate sacking of the secretary, Bikash Baruah.

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