GCA trio’s police custody extended, bail hearing from tomorrow

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 17 June 2016 21:42 IST

Police custody of the tainted high profile trio of the Goa Cricket Association is now extended till Monday, pending hearing on their bail application.

Interestingly, though the state government is opposing the bail, three opponents of the arrested trio have also filed an intervention application, opposing their bail.

Cricket coach Hemant Angle, complainant and Sarvoday Club president Vilas Desai and former GCA office bearer Prasad Fatarpekar have filed this intervention application.

After hearing today morning why they are fling the intervention application, Panaji JMFC judge Vijayalakshmi Shirolkar will start hearing the bail applications from tomorrow.

Meanwhile, she extended remand of the trio – GCA president Chetan Desai, secretary Vinod Phadke and treasurer Akbar Mullah by three more days.

Public Prosecutor Poonam Bharne had pressed for seven-day police custody, stating that none of the three are cooperating with the investigation agency.

However Adv Subodh Kantak, counsel of the heavyweight accused, argued that they have been arrested illegally.


In fact he asked why police did not act on the complaint filed by all the three accused, which had alleged that some unknown persons had opened fake GCA bank account in the private bank misusing their names.

As per his argument, police should have acted on the complaint of his clients since they had filed it much before Vilas Desai filed the complaint against the trio.

Desai had filed the complaint alleging that the trio opened a fake bank account of GCA and deposited the BCCI’s TV subsidy of Rs 2.87 crore, which was later withdrawn by giving many more fictitious names.

Contrary to this, Chetan-Vinod-Akbar had filed a police complaint against unknown persons, claiming total ignorance over opening such a fake bank account.

Sources in the police however reveal that the lady bank manager of the private bank has already identified the three accused, who had personally come to open the account. 

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These are not easy guys, they are rich and famous now. they have to be investigated in the dark room and fed by ice candy down to cool them and get out the truth from their mouth.

- John W DSouza, Margoa Goa | 20 th June 2016 19:28


Shameless, liar trinity, Kanthak should find a katti to dip his nose. Good job Angley bab and the rest who have dared to take on these mafias.

- Kaap, Goa | 18 th June 2016 00:15


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