Another scam surrounds J-K Cricket Association


The Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) is surrounded with another funds scam controversy allegedly involving its newly elected officer bearers who have transferred funds to some private bank accounts.

Meanwhile, a Srinagar court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to JKCA General Secretary Moti Lal Nehru against whom a lower court on August 2 had ordered registration of FIR besides directed authorities to freeze the bank accounts of the Association.

Second additional district Judge Parvez Kachroo has granted anticipatory bail to Nehru who had moved a bail application through the standing counsel for the JKCA. In his order, the CJM Srinagar on August 2 had ordered Station House Officer (SHO) Ram Munshibagh to register a case and investigate the matter in terms of section 156 (3) Cr.PC against Nehru.

The order was passed following a complaint filed by a former Ranjhi Player who informed the court that Rs One Lac was transferred to a private account from the money out of released CDRs of the JKCA.

According to KNS correspondent, after the expose of 2012 funds scam in JKCA, the new office bearers had got CDRs released from the Court on certain terms and condition. Even undertakings were submitted by the office bearers before the court after which the CDRs were released.

The latest complaint against JKCA says that accused ought to have first earned a recorded decision of the office bearers body of JKCA by having its meeting and then to act as per that decision but in fact two cheques of Rs 50,000 each are drawn and then put into the personal private bank account of Rakesh Kumaar instead of crediting it in Jammu wing of bank account of JKCA which is jointly operated by two office bearers, reads the compliant.

There is already an investigation going on through a Special Investigation Team of police in the FIR number 27 of 2012 at police station Ram Munshi Bagh Srinagar in the financial scam of the JKCA and now the new scam has further exposed the functioning of the Association.

“Gone through the allegations set out in the complaint allegations constitute a cognizable case, so in the light of allegations copy of complaint is forwarded to SHO Police Station Ram Munshibagh to register a case and investigate the matter in terms of Section 156(3) Cr.PC,” reads the court order issued on August 2. (KNS)

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