The scam is worth a staggering Rs. 113 crores © Getty Images (representational image)
The scam is worth a staggering Rs. 113 crores © Getty Images (representational image)

Two former Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) employees are to come under investigation for their involvement in a scam reportedly worth Rs. 113 crore. The accused, identified as Saleem Khan and Mohamad Ahsan Mirza, held positions of general secretary and  treasurer of JKCA, respectively. The investigation of the duo’s involvement in the scam will be conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The accused pair were granted anticipatory bail by the Srinagar High Court. ALSO READ: Parvez Rasool livid at ongoing dispute in Jammu and Kashmir cricket

“CBI took over the case registered under Section 120B, 406, 409 of Ranbir Penal Code on the allegations that the accused had committed criminal breach of trust by misappropriation of JKCA funds and operated bogus accounts in different branches of Jammu & Kashmir Bank under their joint signatures,” CBI’s spokesperson RK Gaur told DNA. Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association scam: CBI registers case

The scam’s alleged involvement of Farooq Abdullah, who was previously Chief Minister and Union Minister of the state under the UPA regime led the High Court to take the decision to hand over the probe to CBI. Other senior members from the National Conference, Abdullah’s party, which is now the main opposition party, are also accused in the scam.