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AIFF Authorized Head Accuses President Kalyan Chaubey Of Corruption



All India Soccer Federation’s (AIFF) Principal authorized advisor Nilanjan Bhattacharjee on Saturday made severe “corruption allegations” towards president Kalyan Chaubey, who termed them baseless and mentioned he would take authorized motion. In a letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bhattacharjee mentioned Chaubey labored out “corruption avenues” via non clear tender course of and preferential allotment of tender.

Bhattacharjee additionally alleged that Chaubey made makes an attempt to “siphon off cash from the federation’s exchequer” and used AIFF fund for private bills.

“…via coercion and at his personal subservient curiosity, allotted quite a few tenders akin to broadcasting of I-League (final season), IWL, Santosh Trophy in favour of 1 (firm; title withheld) which occurs to be near the incumbent president,” Bhattacharjee wrote within the letter, which is in possession of PTI.

“Additional tenders operating into crores have been allotted to the identical service supplier for broadcasting of futsal and different such tournaments,” he wrote within the letter, a replica of which was additionally marked to Residence Minister Amit Shah and Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur.

He mentioned even the tender for the continuing Santosh Trophy was additionally given to the identical entity.

Bhattacharjee claimed that when he instructed safeguards in subsequent tenders, Chaubey tried to “malign” his picture {and professional} integrity.

“Crores of cash have been spent by the present president for his private journeys, resort stays. For his quite a few Bangalore journey alone, a conservative estimation of greater than Rs 40 lakhs has been spent to fund his enterprise class journey, native conveyance and resort stays.” When contacted by PTI, Chaubey mentioned he has gone via the allegations and he’ll take authorized motion.

“All these (allegations) are baseless. I’ll reply legally,” Chaubey mentioned.

Bhattacharjee mentioned he was appointed after Chaubey took cost as AIFF head in September 2022 and his tenure was prolonged just lately.

“My first tenure led to October final yr. It bought prolonged by one other yr after that. However I’d not care if I’m terminated from my job,” he informed PTI.

Bhattacharjee had earlier alleged that the AIFF didn’t pay him his retainership sum for a few months final yr however later bought it.

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