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JKCA Scam: CBI’s failure to file charge sheet

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HC seeks statement of facts

Srinagar May 23: In the multi-crore rupees scam in J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) the High Court on Wednesday sought a statement of facts into the contempt petition over failure of CBI to file charge sheet within stipulated time.

The directions were passed by a division bench on a contempt petition filed by two former cricketers— Majid Yaqoob Dar (a former Ranji Trophy player) and Nissar Ahmad Khan (a club level cricketer).

The high court this year had closed a public interest litigation after counsel for CBI, India’s premier investigation agency said that the investigation has been concluded and charge sheet will be produced before the court of law in one month.

The CBI had earlier stated that 360 documents had been collected from various offices including police authorities, auditors of JKCA, Board of Cricket Control in India (BBCI), having its office in Mumbai, HDFC Bank Mohali Punjab, ICICI Bank Chennai and different Branches of J&K Bank located in Srinagar and Jammu.

It said that it had examined over 70 persons which included office bearers of BCCI, JKCA besides some private persons.

The High Court on 9 March 2015 had handed over the probe to CBI, observing that police investigation lacked both speed and credibility and that the lack of will to dig out the fraudsters was writ large on the face of its performance.

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