CBI files chargesheet against Farooq Abdullah, 3 others in J&K cricket scam

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New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday filed a chargesheet against Farooq Abdullah and three others in connection with the multi-crore Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) scam case in the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar (J&K).

The chargesheet was filed under section 120B r/w 406 & 409 of RPC against former President, General Secretary, Treasurer of Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) and Senior Executive, J&K Bank, Srinagar.

The CBI had registered the case on 21.09.2015 in compliance of the orders dated 03.09.2015 of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar in PIL No.08/2014 transferring the investigation of case Crime No.27/2012 dated 10.03.2012 earlier registered u/s 120-B, 406 & 409 of RPC at Police Station, Ram Munshi Bagh, Srinagar(J&K) to CBI.

Accordingly, CBI took over the investigation of the case from State Police. It was alleged that BCCI had given Rs.112 crore(approx) to Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association from the year 2002 to 2011 as grant for the promotion of game of cricket in the State of J&K, out of which Rs.43.69 crore(approx) was siphoned off and misappropriated by the accused persons.

It was further alleged that during this period, then President of Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association had connived with the Treasurer of JKCA & others in undue siphoning off the funds and its misappropriation. After a thorough investigation, the chargesheet was filed.

The above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.

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