Police Seek Cancellation of Bail For Accused Duo

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SRINAGAR: Police have applied for cancellation of bail in case of two principal accused in the multi crore cricket scam. If the bail is cancelled by the court, it will mark a new direction to the case that hangs in blance for last many years.

Mohammad Saleem Khan (ex-general secretary JKCA) and Ahsan Ahmad Mirza (ex-treasurer) were earlier booked by police investigators for creation / operation of bogus bank accounts in JKCA. Both had managed bail. Now police investigators want the bail to be cancelled so that they are interrogated in custody.

The scam that surfaced in early spring of 2012 has named 10 JKCA members (including President Dr Farooq Abdullah) in 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.

Earlier, the police said they couldn’t take action against the accused due to involvement of certain high-profile name in the scam.

“Besides we weren’t provided with accountants,” the police official said. “Now, we have placed the same demand with the new dispensation.”

The scam swung back to centre-stage after High Court recently served notice to National Conference patron, Dr Farooq Abdullah. Interestingly, the High Court is hearing the case again on Tuesday. The High Court has pased certain directions in the case on basis of the PIL that is pending disposal.

Police sources confirmed they have moved the application for the bail cancellation in case of the two principal accused before the district and sessiosn court. They believe the interroagtion will help them get answers to certain questions that have remained shrouded in mystery. Agencies

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