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Delhi HC dismisses Kirti Azad's plea for court monitored probe into DDCA irregularities
Former Indian cricketers Kirti Azad, Bishan Singh Bedi, Maninder Singh and Dronacharya awardee cricket coach Gurcharan Singh's plea in Delhi High Court seeking a court monitored probe by Central Bureau of Invstigations (CBI) or SIT into alleged DDCA irregularities has been dismissed today while the court called it premature.

Dismissing the petition the Justice Manmohan said that a preliminary CBI enquiry into the allegations is already underway from Oct 23, 2015. The court said that the CBI should be given time to complete that.

Senior advocate and a former BJP member Ram Jethmalani presented the case in the court on behalf of the petitioners. Reportedly, in his argument Jethmalani claimed irregularities in DDCA on the basis of some audit reports and findings of a fact-finding committee. He also brought attention of the court towards CBI not filing any FIR in the case.

Meanwhile expelled BJP MP Kirti Azad termed the dismissal of his petition a right step by the Delhi High Court.

Justice Manmohan said that only because of the fact that a Union Minister' name is involved in the case it cannot give orders for a court monitored CBI or SIT probe.

Petitioners have also demanded cancellation of the privileges like subsidized land given to DDCA while saying they want it to ensure no loss is caused to exchequer. However, ASG Sanjay Jain who in the case on behalf of Centre said that such privileges like concessional land has been given to given to DDCA as per a policy decision.

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