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J&K High Court ordered CBI probe into multi-crore JKCA scam

Sep 4, 2015 13:22 IST

High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on 4 September 2015 ordered CBI probe into the multi-crore scam in the state's cricket association. The scam occurred during the tenure of former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah as its President.

CBI has been asked to complete the multi-crore scam within six months.

A division bench of the court, comprising Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice Bansi Lal Bhat, pronounced the order on a PIL filed by two cricketers into the scam in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) that had surfaced in 2012. The two cricketers who filed the PIL are Majid Yaqoob Dar and Nissar Ahmad Khan.

Earlier, the alleged scam was being investigated by a special investigation team of police but it failed to conclude the probe for nearly 3 years.

The court in its 17 page order, observed that the Crime Branch being a limb of the Home Department of the state government, may not be able to stand up to the might, influence and clout enjoyed by the accused. That’s why it asked the CBI to take the investigation in hand and bring the same to a logical conclusion as expeditiously as possible, preferably within six months.

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