NEW DELHI: The Central Bureavestigation (CBI) on Monday named former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah in its charge sheet related to the Rs 113 crore scam in the state cricket association. CBI alleges that Abdullah and others were involved in the embezzlement of Rs 113 crore of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) during the former chief minister's tenure as the body's president.
Among the others named in the charge sheet are JKCA general secretary Saleem Khan, treasurer Mohammad Ahsan Mirza and a bank executive Bahir Ahmed Mansir. The CBI had taken over the case from the state police in 2015 on the orders of a division bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The bench, comprising then chief justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice Bansi Lal Bhat, had delivered the judgement after hearing a petition filed by two crickets - Majid Yaqoob Dar and Nissar Ahmad Khan.
The alleged scam was earlier being probed by a special team of the state police. The cops were unable to conclude its investigation even after three years prompting the court to hand over the case to the CBI. Following the CBI FIR in 2015, Abudllah had said he was happy that the investigation had begun and hoped that the investigation agency concluded its probe expeditiously.