JKCA scam: Farooq Abdullah appears in court, furnishes personal and surety bonds

JKCA scam: Farooq Abdullah appears in court, furnishes personal and surety bonds
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Srinagar: Former CM and current Member of Parliament from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday furnished personal and surety bonds before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar in compliance of the order passed by the court on July 20, after the charge sheet filed by the CBI in the multi-crore Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) scam named Farooq Abdullah as one of the accused.
On the last hearing, the court had directed Farooq Abdullah to appear in person for furnishing bail bonds of Rs 50 thousand and surety bond of like amount by or before August 29. Nasir Sogami stood as surety for Farooq Abdullah before the court and undertook to pay Rs 50,000 in case of violation of terms and conditions mentioned by the bail order.
The counsel for Farooq Abdullah, Advocate Ishtiyaq Ahmad Khan, sought his exemption from personal appearance on the grounds that he is an octogenarian whose health is not stable.
The court after hearing the arguments from the counsel exempted the personal appearance of Farooq Abdullah till further orders and also accepted the bail and surety bonds furnished by him.
Charges have been framed against Farooq Abdullah and other accused for offences committed under Sections 120B, 406 & 409 of the Ranbir Penal Code.
Criminal breach of trust and charges of criminal conspiracy were levelled by CBI against Abdullah and other accused, namely the then president of JKCA, Mohd Saleem Khan, the then general secretary, Ahsan Ahmad Mirza, the then treasurer and executive in the J&K Bank, Bashir Ahmad Misgar.
The CBI has alleged that the BCCI gave Rs 112 crore to the JKCA between 2002 and 2011 for the development of cricket facilities in the state. Of this, Rs 43.69 crore was siphoned off and misappropriated by the accused.
The case was registered based on a complaint lodged by former JKCA chairman Mohammad Aslam Goni.
The next date of hearing is listed on August 29.

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