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JKCA scam: Court orders CBI probe

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

2015_8$largeimg224_Aug_2015_225025993Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association comes under scanner owing to an alleged multi-crore scam which involves some of its office bearers. The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday ordered a CBI probe into the same.

A division bench of Chief Justice N. Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice BL Bhat issued the investigation directive. According to reports, the scam also include the alleged involvement of Cricket Association’s President Farooq Abdullah.

The JKCA scam made news in 2012 after reports made rounds that this exorbitant sum was rolled out for the promotion of the sport in the state but it was illicitly diverted to different accounts by the JKCA office bearers.

The order was passed in response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed before the state high court by two local cricketers – Abdul Majid Dar and Nisar Ahmad Khan. The petitioners further pleaded that the local police’s intrusion into the alleged fund scam would tamper with the prudence of the case owing to the political clout of the people JKCA stopped receiving funds from BCCI after the scam surfaced in 2012.

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Pakistan Rejects Any Link to Kashmir Terror Attack

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the attack was a matter of "grave concern".

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the attack was a matter of "grave concern" and it had been condemning "heightened acts of violence in the (Kashmir) Valley". Pixabay

Pakistan has denied any involvement in the suicide attack that claimed the lives of 45 CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the attack was a matter of “grave concern” and it had been condemning “heightened acts of violence in the (Kashmir) Valley”.

“We strongly reject any insinuation by elements in the Indian government and media circles that seek to link the attack to the State of Pakistan without investigations,” said the statement.

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The Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), a Pakistan-based outfit, claimed responsibility for the attack in Pulwama district. Wikimedia

The Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), a Pakistan-based outfit, claimed responsibility for the attack in Pulwama district. It was the worst ever attack on security forces on any single day since a separatist campaign broke out in Jammu and Kashmir in 1989.

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India said the JeM was led by “international terrorist” Masood Azhar, who had been given full freedom by Islamabad to operate and expand his terror infrastructure in territories under the control of Pakistan and to carry out attacks in India and elsewhere with impunity. (IANS)

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