SRINAGAR, Sep 3: The High Court has ordered CBI probe in an alleged embezzlement of over Rs 113 crore funds in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA).
The order was announced in an open court by a division bench headed by Chief Justice N Paul Vasanathakumar who gave six months to CBI for completion of the probe.
On May 19, the High Court had given two weeks former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, as president of JKCA to file response to notice issued to him in a multi-crore cricket scam case pertaining to alleged misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs 40 crore.
The order came in a Public Interest Litigation filed last year by cricketers Majid Yaqoob Dar and Nissar Ahmad Khan, seeking directions by the court to conclude investigation in the case (FIR 27/2012) registered by police on March 10, 2012 following a complaint from then chairman JKCA, Mohammad Aslam Goni through a fax mentioning that as per the report of then treasurer, Manzoor Ahmad Wazir, bogus accounts on JKCA funds have been operated in the various J&K Bank accounts by the ex-General Secretary and then Treasurer under their joint signatures. Goni had also alleged misappropriation of funds.
2015 Kashmir Despatch