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    Government order probe against DDCA

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said it has ordered inspection of the account books of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) of alleged financial irregularities.

    The ministry has ordered "inspection of the books of accounts and other records of DDCA under Section 209A of the Companies Act, 1956", Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. "Investigation is still in progress," he said.

    The Minister was replying to questions from Lok Sabha member Kirti Azad on whether a probe has been ordered against DDCA. Earlier in September, then Minister of State for Corporate Affairs R P N Singh had said the government has received complaints about the affairs of the DDCA.

    "The Government has received complaints from Members of Parliament (Lok Sabha) regarding the affairs of the DDCA alleging manipulation of records, financial or otherwise, improper conduct of Annual General Meetings, irregular purchases, injudicious spending of funds and payment of honorarium against the provisions of the Articles of Association etc," he had said.