Left Menu
Development News Edition

SC squashes FIR against ex-BCCI chief Thakur


In a relief to former BCCI chief Anurag Thakur, the Supreme Court on Friday quashed a First Information Report (FIR) filed against him and his father Prem Kumar Dhumal in a case of alleged irregularities in granting land for the construction of the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala.

Thakur, who is also a long time president of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA), and his father, a former Chief Minister of the state, were accused of allegedly illegally converting a registered society into a company and also demolishing government residential quarters belonging to the sports department to give more land to the state cricket body.

In 2013, the then Congress-led state government of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had cancelled the lease for the stadium and taken over the property.

The following year, the High Court had refused to squash the FIR against Thakur and his father, who then decided to appeal against the decision.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

JNU Administration's 100-meter challenge before JNUSU

For the first time in its history, Jawaharlal Nehru University JNU Administration is seeking permanent deployment of local police to keep protesting students at 100 meters away from the Administrative Block. It would be interesting to see h...

Sentiment Analysis of Twitter users during COP25: Governments losing trust on Climate Action

Sentiment analysis of Twitter users during COP25 in Madrid, being held from December 2-13, shows widespread fear on climate change due to global warming but almost no trust on governments in meeting the emission targets. In the analysis the...

These innovators are making humanitarian response more efficient

These alarming trends prompt a call for the world to not only address the ongoing crisis but also to adopt innovative approaches to fulfill the growing humanitarian needs in such emergencies. ...

Hyderabad Encounter: A sentiment analysis of public mood on day of encounter

Sentiment analysis of twitter users revealed that they showered salutes on Hyderabad police for eliminating alleged gang rapists of the veterinary doctor but only a few believe in cops version of successive events leading to encounter....

Videos

Latest News

Drake scores 4 TDs as Cardinals defeat Browns

Kenyan Drake had 22 carries for a career-high 137 yards and his first career four-touchdown game and Kyler Murray passed for 219 yards and one touchdown when the Arizona Cardinals ran through the Cleveland Browns 38-24 on Sunday in Glendale...

Probe should be initiated against Delhi Police for resorting to violence against JMI students: Congress

Congress has demanded a thorough probe from the government in action carried out by Delhi Police against students of Jamia Millia Islamia University on Sunday. Congress leaders Pawan Khera, Ragini Nayak along with others addressed the media...

Minshew, Jaguars stun Raiders late in Oakland farewell

Gardner Minshews 4-yard touchdown pass to Chris Conley with 31 seconds left Sunday gave the Jacksonville Jaguars a 20-16 win over the Oakland Raiders, ruining their last game in the Bay Area before their move to Las Vegas next year. Oakland...

Several police personnel injured during violence carried out by protestors: Delhi Police

Several policemen including senior police officials were injured in the violence and stone-pelting carried out by the unruly agitators on Sunday, Delhi Police said. In the violence and stone-pelting by protesters, yesterday, several policem...

Give Feedback