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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday conducted searches of the premises of Hockey India (HI) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) in Delhi and Jammu in a corruption case. A senior CBI official said they conducted the raids after a preliminary investigation and filed a case against former IOA President Narinder Dhruv Batra and other IOA officials in New Delhi.
The accused named in the FIR were identified as former IOA President Narinder Dhruv Batra, former Hockey India Executive Director Cdr RK Srivastava, former Hockey India President Rajinder Singh, former Secretary General of Hockey India Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad and other unknown officials of Hockey India.
It was alleged that in 2018 the then President of Hockey India and the then Secretary General of Hockey India conspired with the then President of the IOA and then Executive Director of Hockey India to complete the work of renovation and furnishing of the office of the President of Hockey India. IOA without prior approval from the Board of Directors of Hockey India.
It was further alleged that the accused had fabricated and falsified the files in order to justify and cover up the fraudulent expenditure at the approval stage.
Houses were searched at the offices of Hockey India and IOA in Delhi and at the accused’s residences in New Delhi and Jammu, leading to the recovery of incriminating documents and records.
Narinder Dhruv Batra, in particular, resigned from his office on Monday.
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