CBI charge-sheets Farooq Abdullah, 3 others in multi-crore JKCA scam

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Srinagar: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday filed charge sheet before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar, against four accused, including former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah, in the multi-crore J&K Cricket Association scam.
With Farooq Abdullah arrayed as accused no. 4 in the charge sheet spread over 8,000 pages, the charges have been framed against the accused for the offences committed under Sections 120B, 406 & 409 of the Ranbir Penal Code.
The CBI has leveled charges of criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust against Abdullah, the then president of JKCA, Md Saleem Khan — the then general secretary, Ahsan Ahmad Mirza — the then treasurer and Bashir Ahmad Misgar, an executive in the J&K Bank.
The BCCI gave Rs 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.

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