Trouble for Farooq Abdullah: CBI files chargesheet against ex-CM in multi-crore J&K cricket scam

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New Delhi | Updated: July 16, 2018 6:24:51 PM

CBI has filed a chargesheet against former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah in connection with the multi-crore JKCA scam case.

Farooq AbdullahFormer Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah (PTI)

JKCA scam case: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a chargesheet against former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah in connection with alleged irregularities and misappropriation of funds in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association. PTI reported today that Farooq Abdullah and three others have been charged under Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) sections related to criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust.

The three other accused are 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.

Between 2002 and 2011, BCCI had given Rs 112 crore ti JKCA for the development of cricket facilities in the state. CBI has alleged that out of Rs 112 crore, Rs 43.69 crore was siphoned off and misappropriated by the accused.

In 2015, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court had ordered the CBI to probe the case, which pertains to an alleged embezzlement of crores of rupees. National Conference leader Abdullah is alleged to be the main benefactor in the scam.

The development can have far-reaching political implications, especially when the state of Jammu and Kashmir is undergoing a phase of uncertainty since the break-up of ruling BJP-PDP alliance a few weeks ago.

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