Himachal cricket body row: Nod to prosecute BJP leaders sought

Shimla, March 26: The vigilance and anti-corruption bureau in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday sought the nod to prosecute BJP leaders and public servants for alleged wrong-doings in allotment of land to the state cricket body for constructing a residential complex.

The leaders are former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son Anurag Thakur, an MP from Hamirpur.

A charge sheet prepared by the vigilance bureau in irregularities and violation in the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) case was also submitted to the government for approval, a senior police official told IANS.

He said besides Dhumal and Thakur, who is the HPCA president, the other names in the charge sheet include HPCA officer-bearers Vishal Marwaha and Sanjay Sharma, additional chief secretary Deepak Sanan, deputy commissioner Ajay Sharma and then chief executive officer of the Dharamsala municipal committee R.S. Verma.

The vigilance and anti-corruption bureau in August last year filed a cheating and misappropriation case against the HPCA over alleged wrong-doings in allotment of land for constructing a residential complex for the players near its stadium in Dharamsala, some 250 km from here.

IANS