BCCI team to conduct probe into JKCA scam: Farooq
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jammu, Apr 7: A BCCI team will arrive in a couple of days to probe and scrutinise records in connection with multicrore rupee scam in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association, its President Farooq Abdullah said today.
"BCCI has approved the team and it would arrive in J&K in one or two days and examine these books (accounts & records of JKCA) and we will know what had happened", he told reporters here.
Abdullah, who was under fire from the opposition in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with the scam, said "police are investigating the matter and auditors are on the job".
"We had also written to the Board for Cricket Control in India (BCCI) to appoint their auditors but they wanted to conduct an independent investigations of JKCA accounts", he said and we welcomed it.
"We had suggested neutral auditors to verify the records. They (BCCI) said they will conduct audit themselves", he said.
"The important thing is to hold the probe and find out what happened to money which came and how it was misapproated. I said stop all things till we know what has happened", Abdullah said adding "the important thing is find where fraud took place and how fraud took place. Who managed to do this?", the JKCA chief.
"When the trust was reposed in them, they have betrayed that trust of the people", Abdullah said.
In reply to another question of prolonging the police and BCCI investigations, Abdullah said "there is no question of prolonging the investigation. I think we will soon know what has happened", he said.
The Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy said the foundation for a cricket stadium would be laid only after the completion of ongoing investigations into an alleged embezzlement of funds in the cricket body.
"We want to make things clear and expose the culprits" Farooq said.
"Unless the investigations reach their conclusion, no foundation will be laid for the cricket stadium at the proposed site", he said.
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