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CBI registers case to probe fund embezzlement in JKCA

CBI on <g data-gr-id="19">Mondayregistered</g> a case against two former top officials and others of the JK Cricket Association (JKCA) to probe alleged misappropriation of Rs 40 crore funds in the cricket body by opening “bogus” bank accounts.

CBI re-registered the case filed by the state police against the then JKCA General Secretary and treasurer Saleem Khan and Mohd Ahsan Mirza respectively under sections of 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 406 and 409 (criminal breach of trust) of the Ranbir Penal Code, official sources said.

According to the police FIR, filed at Ram Munshi Bagh police station against these two and other unknown officials, it was alleged that Rs 40 crore was allegedly misappropriated by JKCA officials by operating bogus accounts in different branches of Jammu and Kashmir bank under their joint signatures.

The registering of the case by the CBI, following an order of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, was welcomed by former JKCA President and former state Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah who said, “I am happy that the investigations have begun and I hope that the CBI completes the probe expeditiously”.
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