Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah Found Guilty By CBI In JKCA Scam

| July 16 , 2018 , 18:47 IST

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and others have been charged by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday for an alleged 113 crore scam in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) in Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court in Srinagar.

In January this year, the CBI had recorded the statement of the National Conference party president and others over the multi-crore scam. This came soon after the Jammu and Kashmir High Court in November directed the agency to complete the probe within three months.

The other names with Abdullah include then JKCA general secretary Saleem Khan, treasurer Mohammad Ahsan Mirza and a J&K bank executive Bashir Ahmed Mansir. The matter was earlier probed by the state police.

The case pertains to an alleged embezzlement of over Rs 113 crore of funds at the cricket association, which was headed by Abdullah at the time. The alleged scam has surfaced in 2012.

The probed scam was earlier investigated by a special team of police, which had failed to conclude its probe after nearly three years, prompted the high court to hand it over to the CBI in 2015.

The CBI had taken over the case from the police in 2015 on the orders of a division bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The bench comprised of the 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.