JKCA Scam: Farooq Appears Before Court, Files Bail Bonds

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SRINAGAR — A court here on Wednesday granted NC president Farooq Abdullah exemption from personal appearance in connection with a case regarding the multi-crore scam in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association.

Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar, granted the former chief minister exemption from personal appearance in the case after Abdullah gave a personal bond of Rs 50,000, the party’s provincial president, Kashmir, Nasir Aslam Wani said.

Wani gave surety of an equal amount for the National Conference (NC) president.

The next hearing of the case is on August 29.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had on July 16 filed the charge sheet against four accused people, including Abdullah, in connection with alleged irregularities and misappropriation of funds in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association.

The agency has leveled charges of criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust under the Ranbir Penal Code against Abdullah, the then president of JKCA, Md Saleem Khan – the then general secretary, Ahsan Ahmad Mirza – the then treasurer and Bashir Ahmad Misgar, an executive in the J&K Bank.

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court had in 2015 ordered a CBI probe into the alleged scandal following a petition filed by two cricketers from the state.

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