CBI files charge sheet against Farooq Abdullah in JKCA multi-crore scam

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The CBI on July 16 has filed a charge sheet against Farooq Abdullah, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Mohammed Salim Khan, association general secretary, treasurer Ahsan Ahmed Mirza and Basheer Ahmad Misgar, Jammu and Kashmir Bank executive, in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) multi-crore scam.

According to reports, Farooq Abdullah and three others have been charged under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust.

CBI has alleged that in the year between 2002 and 2011, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) gave the JKCA 112 crore as grant for promotion of cricket in the state. Of the total amount, there was a misappropriation of 43.69 crore fund by the accused.

The JKCA scam came into light in the year 2012 when the then association chairman Muhammad Aslam Goni accused Khan and Mirza of drawing off the money by transferring into an account that is not related to the association. Farooq Abdullah was the association president at the time of scam.

JKCA accounts were frozen following a Public Interest Litigation filed by two cricketers- Majid Yaqoob Dar and Nissar Ahmad Khan into the alleged scam.

The High Court had asked the CBI to take over the case after the failure of state police to conclude its probe even after three years.