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ED apprehends former J&K cricket association treasurer in money laundering case

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 September 2019, 16:33 IST
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The Enforcement Directorate on Thuesday apprehended former Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association treasurer Ahsan Ahmad Mirza in money laundering case, official said.

Official said Mirza, reported to be close aid of former JKCA chairman and ex CM Farooq Abdullah, was apprehended on Thursday under the provision of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).


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The ED had cross-questioned Farooq Abdullah in this case in July this year in Chandigarh. Officials reported Mirza was aware of financial dealing of JKCA and as he was not cooperating in the investigation he had to be arrested.

The investigation found clear links of details of the bank account used for embezzlement of the cricket association’s fund with the participation of Mirza with no adequate clarification, officials said. He is expected to be produced before the court on Thursday.

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The ED had filed a money laundering case after taking notice of a CBI FIR and charge sheet. The charge sheet was filed in July last year against Farooq Abdullah and three other for reportedly embezzling over Rs 43 crore from funds allotted by the BCCI.

The CBI has indicted Farooq Abdullah and three others, the then JKCA general secretary Md Saleem Khan, Mirza and J&K Bank executive Bashir Ahmad Misgar under section of the Ranbir Penal Code vis-a-vis criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust.

CBI had taken over the case from the state police in 2015 on orders of a division bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

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First published: 5 September 2019, 16:33 IST
 
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