BCCI transferred Rs 112.33 cr to JKCA: CBI

March 16:  In a startling revelation, the Central Bureau of Investi-gation (CBI) has revealed that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has transferred Rs 112.33 Crore to Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKAC) during 2002 to 2012.
The information was given in an application filed by the CBI through CBI Inspector Balbir Singh, Special Crime-II New Delhi, to the Jammu and Kashmir High Court while seeking extension of time from the Court to investigate the multi-crore scam in JKCA. The court has given 3 more months to the CBI to complete the investigations into the case.
The High Court had last September handed over the infamous scam in JKCA to CBI and had directed it to conclude the investigation in the alleged scam within a period of six months and file its report before the Court.
The PIL was filed by two former Ranji Trophy players seeking constitution of Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the scam wherein as per their contentions besides other members of the Association; former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah is also allegedly involved.
“Details of the funds transferred from BCCI to Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association during April 2002 to December 21, 2012 have been collected from the BCCI, Mumbai. As per the information furnished by  the BCCI, the BCCI had transferred a total amount of Rs 1,12,33,04,618/- (approx), had been paid by the BCCI to JKCA from April 2002 to December 31, 2011″, mentioned the application of CBI.
The Division Bench of Justice MH Attar and Justice B S Walia while examining the application of CBI allowed it and extended the time for further 3 months for concluding the investigation into the scam.
“That vital evidence collected so far is to be co-related/connected with further examination of so many  witnesses and documents. It may take  further time of six months to complete the investigation of this case”, the Investigation Officer wrote in his application before the High Court while seeking further time to complete the  investigation.
The Investigating Officer has further stated that the investigation of the case is spread over different parts of the country, that is Maharashtra, J&K, Punjab and Delhi and hence, it is time consuming.
“That , since the money has been utilized/siphoned off through large  number of Bank accounts, preparation  of money  flow chart is taking too much time”, the CBI said.

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