Asks CBI to produce all accused including Farooq Abdullah
Srinagar: A local court here refused to entertain a chargesheet presented by CBI in the multi-crore Jammu Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) scam, despite persistence by the CBI counsel.
The Chief Judicial Magistrate instead told the agency to produce all the accused before the court including former JKCA president Farooq Abdullah.
The CBI, which had earlier been accused of delaying the chargesheet, was recently ordered by the J&K High Court to present the charge sheet in the case “within one month”.
Abdullah is currently out of the country and did not appear before the court. The other accused were present, but left the court early.
The CBI counsel pleaded with the court that a charge sheet can be filed in absence of the accused “as per the judgements passed by Supreme Court from time to time” but the court refused to entertain and directed CBI to produce all the accused including Abdullah.
The case was registered based on a complaint lodged by then JKCA chairman Mohammad Aslam Goni.
Majid Ahmad Dar, a cricketer from Kashmir, who has also served as a coach and selector for Ranji trophy told Kashmir Reader that he filed a public interest litigation (PIL) against the “misappropriation of funds” in JKCA.
“Police was investigating the case and wanted to hush up the matter and thereafter the case was transferred to CBI who did fair investigation on proper time to file a charge sheet, Now we hope that justice will be delivered soon,” Dar said.