CBI files Charge Sheet in Cricket Association Scam

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By Fast Kashmir on 16/07/2018.

Srinagar 16 July: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Monday filed an 8000 pages charge sheet against former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah and others in alleged multi crore scam in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) in Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court in Srinagar.

According to reports reached Kashmir News Bureau, former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah was not present, however, some accused were present. It is learned that Farooq Abudullah was out of country.

Sources said, CBI sent summon to all accused involved in the case which was then headed by Farooq Abdullah. The alleged scam has surfaced in 2012.

The case pertains to an alleged embezzlement of over Rs 113 crore of funds at the cricket association.

The CBI had taken over the case from the state police in 2015 on the orders of a division bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The bench comprising the then Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice Bansi Lal Bhat had pronounced the order on September 3, 2015, on a PIL filed by two cricketers — Majid Yaqoob Dar and Nissar Ahmad Khan — into the alleged scam.

The alleged scam was earlier investigated by a special team of police, which had failed to conclude its probe after nearly three years, prompting the high court to hand it over to the CBI in 2015. (KNB/agencies)