Court grants anticipatory bail to JKCA General Secretary

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Srinagar: Another fund scam controversy involving newly elected officer bearers of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) has hit the cricketing body yet again, a local news gathering agency reported on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a Srinagar court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to JKCA General Secretary Moti Lal Nehru against whom a lower court on August 2 had ordered registration of FIR besides it had directed authorities to freeze the bank accounts of the Association. 

Second additional district Judge Parvez Kachroo granted anticipatory bail to Nehru who had moved a bail application through the standing counsel for the JKCA. In his order, the CJM Srinagar on August 2 had ordered SHO Ram Munshibagh to register a case and investigate the matter in terms of section 156 (3) CrPC against Nehru.

The order was passed following a complaint filed by a former Ranji Player who informed the court that Rs One lakh was transferred to a private account from the money out of released CDRs of the JKCA.

After the exposé of 2012 funds scam in JKCA, the new office bearers had got CDRs released from the Court on certain terms and condition. 

Even undertakings were submitted by the office bearers before the court after which the CDRs were released.

The latest complaint against JKCA says that accused ought to have first earned a recorded decision of the office bearers body of JKCA by having its meeting and then to act as per that decision but in fact two cheques of Rs 50,000 each are drawn and then put into the personal private bank account of Rakesh Kumar instead of crediting it in Jammu wing of bank account of JKCA which is jointly operated by two office bearers, reads the compliant.

There is already an investigation going on through a Special Investigation Team of police in the FIR number 27 of 2012 at police station Ram Munshi Bagh Srinagar in the financial scam of the JKCA and now the new scam has further exposed the functioning of the Association.

“Gone through the allegations set out in the complaint. Allegations constitute a cognizable case, so in the light of allegations copy of complaint is forwarded to SHO Police Station Ram Munshibagh to register a case and investigate the matter in terms of Section 156(3) CrPC,” reads the court order issued on August 2. (KNS)

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