Multi-Crore Cricket Scam:HC Gives CBI 3 Weeks To Complete Probe With Rider

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Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday granted Central Bureau of Investigation three weeks more to complete investigation into multi-crore scam in Jammu and Kashmir cricket Association.

As the hearing a Public Interest Litigation started before division bench headed by Justice Tashi Rabstan, counsel representing CBI moved an application, seeking further time for completing the investigation. Other parties in the case including BCCI opposed the plea.

Subsequently, the court granted last and final opportunity to CBI for investigation with the rider that orders will be passed thereafter. 

On previous hearing in September, the CBI submitted that 95% of investigation was complete in the case.

The court has already directed the state that to provide all logistic support to the investigating agency during the course of week including vehicles. 

The high court on 9 March last year had handed over the probe to CBI, observing that police investigation lacked both speed and credibility and that lack of will to dig out the scamsters was writ large on the face of its performance. 

 “Having regard for the quantum and magnitude of the scam involving huge loss of public money and failure of (police) to conduct the investigation with speed, fairness and objectivity and given the inordinate delay in concluding the investigation coupled with lack of credibility the (police) and also taking into consideration the serious allegations made against the, beneficiaries involved including the influential and mighty, we are of the considered opinion that it is a fit case where the investigation must be handed over to CBI for purposes of a fair and result oriented investigation,” the high court had said and order the court’s registry judicial to send a copy of the judgment to the Director CBI for taking the investigation. It directed the CBI to bring ingestion to a logical conclusion, as expeditiously as possible, “preferably within six months.”

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