J&K cricket case: Farooq charged

The CBI on Monday filed a charge sheet against former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and three others in the J&K Cricket Association case, alleging misappropriation of Rs. 43.69 crore. Dr. Abdullah was the Association president. “The charge sheet also names the then Association general secretary Mohammed Salim Khan, treasurer Ahsan Ahmed Mirza and J&K Bank executive Basheer Ahmad Misgar,” a CBI official said. Between 2002 and 2011, the BCCI gave the Association Rs. 112 crore for promotion of cricket. Of this, Rs. 43.69 crore was ‘siphoned off.’

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