JKCA Scam: High Court Swings CBI Into Action




The multi-crore cricket scam involving Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) Thursday saw Jammu and Kashmir High Court ordering a time-bound probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The division bench of Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and justice B L Bhat directed CBI to complete the probe into Rs 113 crore-scam within six months.

Interestingly, JKCA is under scanner for misappropriation of Rs 113.66 crore received from BCCI between April 2002 and December 2011. The money was allegedly swindled by board members to live a lavish lifestyle. Once the rot was out, BCCI stopped funding and thus affected the gentleman’s game.

The scam surfaced in March 2012 after JKCA’s treasurer Manzoor Wazir filed a police complaint against former office-bearers, Mohammad Saleem Khan (former general secretary) and Ahsan Mirza (former treasurer).

Soon the list of around 50 erred individuals was out. In the police action that ensued, 10 people including Dr Farooq Abdullah faced FIR No 27/2012 under Sections 406, 168 and 120-B of the RPC for making the JKCA a lending agency and for operating many bogus accounts.


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