As tussle between two parties eases out, FIR still stands lodged
JKCA Selection Row
Srinagar, Dec 21: As the tussle between J&K Cricket Players Association (JKCA) and players seems to ease out, a First Information Report (FIR) is still registered with Ram Munshi Bagh Police Station against some of the cricketers for allegedly locking SK Cricket Stadium and harassing JKCA officials.
Following the alleged lock up of SK Cricket Stadium gates by the cricketers on November 30, JKCA officials had gone to District Magistrate, Srinagar Baseer Ahmad Khan pleading to take action the players. The District Magistrate had directed concerned Police Station, Ram Munshi Bagh to register FIR into the incident.
The FIR, copy of which is with Greater Kashmir, quoting direction from District Magistrate reads, “Members of JKCA who are also the members of provincial committee which is part of JKCA have ventilated serious concern over the unruly behavior of cricketers who resorted into the houses of the JKCA members, M Ashraf Bhat and Abdur Rouf and misbehaved with their families. They have also forcibly locked the office of JKCA located at Sonwar”.
“The members are demanding action against the concerned and you are also accordingly requested to consider providing security to guard the JKCA head office,” it reads.
The FIR No 159/2012 names seven persons involved in the alleged act which includes one current selector and two current Ranji trophy players. The accused in the FIR are: current selector Iqbal Shah, Current Ranji trophy members Samiullah Beigh and Majid Dar. The others who are named in the FIR are Abid Nabi, Huwaid Ronga, Nayeem Bakshi and Suhail Andleeb. The FIR has been registered under section RPC act of 341, 451 and 147 dated December 3-2012.
There is another FIR registered by JKCA against cricketer Suhail Andleeb for allegedly ransacking the JKCA office and misbehaving with officials.
The FIR No. 145/2012, dated 23-10-2012 has been filed on the written request made by JKCA to concerned Police Station, Ram Munshi Bagh. The request letter is signed by JKCA Treasurer Manzoor Wazir, Vice-President Javed Kitab, senior selector M Ashraf Bhat and six others.
When contacted, JKCA officials said, “We want law to take its own course. They resorted to such acts and we restrained ourselves that time. Instead of reacting in same manner we filed FIR and now Police will take action against them.”
“Indiscipline of any act can’t be tolerated and they the players should be taught a lesson,” he added.
When contacted, Station House Officer, Ram Munshi Bagh said, “We are investigating the case which involves collection of evidence and witness. Once the investigation will be complete we take further action n the case.”
Meanwhile sources in JKCA said that some of the JKCA officials want to brush aside the matter and hush up the case as they have allegedly developed cordial relationship with the players.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 21 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 22 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST
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