Srinagar, July 16: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a chargesheet in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Srinagar, against former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah and other accused in the multi-crore J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) scam. Abdullah was out of the country when the chargesheet was filed.
Earlier on Thursday, the CBI could not file the chargesheet as all the accused were not present at that time. The court had directed CBI that the accused should be present in the court while filing the chargesheet. The scam surfaced in March 2012 after the association treasurer Manzoor Wazir filed a police complaint against former office-bearers. Abdullah was removed as the chairman of JKCA in July 2015.
The former chief minister has been accused of misappropriation of over Rs 40 crore at the JKCA in 2012. According to reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had transferred around Rs 112 crore to JKCA from April 2002 to December 31, 2011. In March last year, the case was handed over to the CBI from the J&K police by the High Court. According to the CBI, huge amounts were transferred from the accounts of JKCA to the accounts of former office bearers of the association. Abdullah was also questioned by the investigating agency in January this year.