Goa cabinet has accepted Justice (Retd) M L Pendse Commission report into the infamous 2001 cricket ticket scam involving ex-Goa Cricket Association (GCA) President Dayanand Narvekar and other office bearers.
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters on Wednesday that criminals should be brought to book as bogus tickets were sold during the one-day cricket match.
The former Karnataka High Court Chief Justice’s report had alleged criminal conspiracy by the GCA managing committee during the India-Australia match held at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium at Fatorda in South Goa.
The recommendations were accepted by Manohar Parrikar cabinet in 2001 but later scrapped by Pratapsing Rane government in 2005 as it had indicted Narvekar, also ex-BCCI Vice President along with other office bearers of printing, distributing and selling fake tickets.
The tickets were sold in excess to the capacity of the stadium which resulted in chaos at the entrance gate. Police then resorted to lathi charge to disperse the violent crowd.
Parrikar said the government has already formed a committee to study the financial irregularities in the GCA.
Courtesy : IB