Investigation into multi-crore JKCA scam be handed over to NIA: Brig Gupta

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 1: The investigation into the multi-crore JKCA scam should be handed over to NIA as the people of Jammu and Kashmir last week have expressed annoyance at the CBI for its failure to complete the investigation into the alleged scam in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association that involves Dr Farooq Abdullah, MP and President of National Conference.
This was stated by Brig Anil Gupta, State spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party through a press statement issued here today.
He said, the Division Bench of the High Court was quite justified in its observation in providing three weeks final opportunity to the CBI to complete investigation, because it was on March 9 last year the Court had handed over the probe to the CBI and had asked the agency to bring the investigation to a logical conclusion within six months.
He added that CBI has failed to meet the dead line set by the Court and instead CBI’s Counsel Tahir Shamsi had moved an application before the court seeking more time to complete the investigation.
Considering the fact that the accused are charged under Sections 406, 168 and 120-B of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) for allegedly making the sports body a lending agency and for operating many bogus accounts, a needle of suspicion arises if the misappropriated amount could have been used for terror funding, exclaimed Brig Gupta?
Though the Court has granted three week time as last and final opportunity to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file the status report, in all fairness the investigation needs to be handed over to National Investigation Agency (NIA), which has successfully busted the terror funding network in the State,” demanded Brig Gupta.


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