CBI files charges sheet in multi crore JKCA scam


SRINAGAR, JULY 16 (PTK): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a charge sheet in multi crore scam in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) in Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court in Srinagar.

Sources said that at the time of filing of the charge sheet, some accused were present, however former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah was not present.

It was learnt that Dr Abdullah, who was president of the JKCA, was out of the country.

The CBI had sent a summon to all the accused to remain present in the court. The scam involves the payment of Rs 113.67 crore by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to the state cricket body from 2002 to 2011 and subsequent misappropriation of funds of over Rs 40 crore with the name of former J&K Chief Minister and NC patron Farooq Abdullah, who served as the JKCA president during this period.

The high court on 9 March last year had handed over the probe to CBI, observing that police investigation lacked both speed and credibility and that lack of will to dig out the scamsters was writ large on the face of its performance. (PTK)