Maharashtra Amateur Athletic Association bigwig accuses colleague of corruption

Published: 29 November, 2013 07:55 IST | Salil Urunkar |

Maharashtra Amateur Athletic Association's joint secretary Moinuddin Kamaluddin Farooqi has submitted a complaint to Dattawadi police station against Prahlad Madhav Sawant, secretary of the association, alleging that the latter misused funds to the tune of Rs 2.10 crore for personal use

Farooqi has charged that Sawant had the blessings of tainted MP Suresh Kalmadi, who is also president of Pune International Marathon Trust. According to the complaint, Sawant has possession of all bank documents, cheques and record books, and he forcibly obtained signatures of treasurer Rajaram Dinde in 2007 at the Marathon Bhavan on Mitramandal chowk.

“Dinde has acquired a bank statement till September 2013, which revealed that Sawant has misused Rs 2.10 crore of the association. So police need to investigate this case of cheating and criminal conspiracy by Sawant,” Farooqi has stated in his complaint.

Speaking to MiD DAY, Dattawadi police station in-charge inspector Satish Govekar said, “We have received the complaint. We will verify the documents, and if required will register an FIR.” 

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