CBI chargesheets Dr Farooq, 3 others in multi crore JKCA scam

CBI chargesheets Dr Farooq, 3 others in multi crore JKCA scam
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New Delhi, Jul 16: The CBI Monday filed a charge sheet against former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah and three others in a special court in Srinagar in connection with alleged irregularities and misappropriation of funds in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association.
The agency has levelled charges of criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust under the Ranbir Penal Code against Abdullah, the then president of JKCA, Md Saleem Khan – the then general secretary, Ahsan Ahmad Mirza – the then treasuer and Bashir Ahmad Misgar, an executive in the J&K Bank.
The BCCI gave 112 crore to the JKCA between 2002 and 2011 for the development of cricket facilities in the state. Of this, Rs 43.69 crore was siphoned off and misappropriated by the accused, the agency has alleged.
The High Court on March 9 last year had handed over the probe to the CBI, observing that the police investigation lacked both speed and credibility. The court had asked the CBI to bring the investigation to a logical conclusion, preferably within six months.
The court provided the rationale for handing over the probe to the CBI and not to the J&K Crime Branch, as sought by advocate Mian Qayoom, counsel for the petitioners Majid Yaqoob Dar and Nissar Ahmad Khan two cricketers from Kashmir. CBI has also questioned Dr Abdullah in this connection in January this year.
“I will not be addressing this issue separately except to say I have no doubt at the end of the legal process my father will be found innocent and free of any allegations of wrong doing,” vice president of the National Conference Omar Abdullah said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, National Conference also released a statement where it said that an FIR was ordered in this particular matter by Farooq Abdullah himself and the leader is certain that “truth shall prevail”.