JKCA Scam: ED attaches assets worth Rs 2.6 Crore

SRINAGAR: The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 2.6 crore of Ahsan Ahmad Mirza and Mir Manzoor Gazanffer of Srinagar (J&K) in connection with Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) funds scam, India Today reported.

According to the probe agency, the attached assets consist of moveable property in form of three FDRs to the tune of Rs 1.29 crore with J&K Bank, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, in the name of M/s Mirza Sons, a partnership Firm of Ahsan Ahmad Mirza and his father and 11 Kanals of land with structure and commercial shopping Complex, at Pandrethan, Srinagar, to the tune of Rs. 1.31 crore.

Investigation under PMLA by ED was initiated on the basis of the case registered by CBI, New Delhi against the then office bearers of JKCA namely Mohd Saleem Khan, the then General Secretary of JKCA and Ahsan Ahmad Mirza, then Treasurer of JKCA, the report added.

CBI filed a charge-sheet against Mohd Saleem Khan, Ahsan Ahmad Mirza, Mir Manzoor Gazanffer Ali, Bashir Ahmad Misgar, Dr Farooq Abdullah and Gulzar Ahmad Beigh, the then accountant of JKCA for misappropriation of JKCA Funds amounting to Rs 43.69 crore by the accused office bearers of JKCA in a criminal conspiracy among themselves, the report said.

Investigation under PMLA revealed that during Financial Years 2005 2006 to 2011 2012( up to December 2011) JKCA received Rs. 94.06 crore from BCCI. These funds were received in three different bank accounts of JKCA.

“However, several other bank accounts were opened in the name of JKCA into which these funds were transferred. Such other bank accounts along with the existing bank accounts were later used for laundering funds of JKCA.

“Besides, the accused Ahsan Ahmad Mirza transferred huge amount into his personal bank accounts and then these amounts were further transferred and paid out apart withdrawn in cash,” India Today reported.

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