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JKCA Scam: CBI Files Chargesheet, Farooq, Mirza Among Accused

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Srinagar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed the charge sheet in multi crore scam in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA).
A team of CBI came to file the charge sheet in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Srinagar.
Dr Farooq Abdullah has been named among the accused along with former general secretary of the JKCA Saleem Khan and former treasurer Ehsan Mirza.
The high court on 9 March 2016 had handed over the probe to CBI, observing that police investigation lacked both speed and credibility and that lack of will to dig out the scamsters was writ large on the face of its performance.
“Having regard for the quantum and magnitude of the scam involving huge loss of public money and failure of (police) to conduct the investigation with speed, fairness and objectivity and given the inordinate delay in concluding the investigation coupled with lack of credibility the (police) and also taking into consideration the serious allegations made against the, beneficiaries involved including the influential and mighty, we are of the considered opinion that it is a fit case where the investigation must be handed over to CBI for purposes of a fair and result oriented investigation,” the high court had said.

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