CBI files charge sheet against former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah in JKCA scam

16 July 2018, 05:18 PM
CBI files charge sheet against Farooq Abdullah in JKCA scam (File Photo)
CBI files charge sheet against Farooq Abdullah in JKCA scam (File Photo)

In a major development to the multi-crore J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) scam, the CBI on Monday filed charge sheet against former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Srinagar.

"CBI files charge sheet in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Srinagar, against former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah and other accused in the multi-crore J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) scam," the news agency ANI reported.

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Earlier in January, the CBI recorded Abdullah's statement in connection with its probe into the alleged misappropriation of funds at the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association.

In 2015, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court ordered CBI probe into the multi-crore scam, with former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah as one of the accused.

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.

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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.

First Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 04:50 PM
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