PDP for CBI probe in JKCA scam, discussion in Assembly
Jammu, Mar 11 (PTI) Demanding a probe by the CBI into the multi-crore Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) scam, opposition PDP tonight sought adjournment of normal business in the state Assembly and holding discussion over it. "The normal business of this august House (J&K Assembly) for tomorrow be suspended to discuss the issue of urgent public importance such as financial bungling and misappropriation and misuse in JKCA headed by Dr Farooq Abdullah," a PDP spokesman said. "It is in this context that the party has demanded CBI probe and will press for the same to secure public money. "There is a need to get the investigation conducted by CBI in the case as has happened in similar nature of allegations outside Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in case of Suresh Kalmadi," he said. An adjournment notice under Rule 56 was given to the Assembly which said, "After the leaks in media about bungling, misuse and misappropriation of funds and the FIR lodged against some officials by the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA ) the entire functioning of the Association has become suspect in the public, bringing integrity of the top brass also in question and in the instant case that of Dr Farooq Abdullah as President of JKCA who cannot and should not evade responsibility". The FIR by the JKCA Chairman against the two arrested officials was endorsement of the reports, he claimed. The embezzlement of several crores of rupees was detected in JKCA funds a few days ago, following which then treasurer Ehsan Mirza and former general secretary and current Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Saleem Khan were sacked from the Association.