New Delhi,July 16,2018 :The Central Bureau of Investigation has today filed a charge sheet in the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar (J&K) under section 120B read with Section 406 & 409 of the RPC against then President, Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association(JKCA); then General Secretary, JKCA; then Treasurer, JKCA and then Senior Executive, J&K Bank, Srinagar.
CBI had registered the case on 21.09.2015 in compliance of the orders dated 03.09.2015 of the Hon’ble High Court of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar in PIL No.08/2014 transferring the investigation of case Crime No.27/2012 dated 10.03.2012 earlier registered Under Section 120-B, 406 & 409 of RPC at Police Station, Ram Munshi Bagh, Srinagar(J&K) to CBI. Accordingly, CBI took over the investigation of the case from State Police. It was alleged that BCCI had given Rs.112 crore(approx) to Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association from the year 2002 to 2011 as a grant for the promotion of the game of cricket in the State of J&K, out of which Rs.43.69 crore(approx) was syphoned off and misappropriated by the accused persons. It was further alleged that during this period, then President of Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association had connived with the Treasurer of JKCA & others in undue syphoning off the funds and its misappropriation.
After a thorough investigation, a charge sheet was filed.
The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.