The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has attached assets of former Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association General Secretary Mohad Salmeem Khan and treasurer Ahsan Ahmad Mirza.
The assets worth ₹ 2.6 crore, including three FDRs to the tune of ₹ 1.29 crore with J&K Bank, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, and a commercial shopping Complex worth ₹ 1.31 crore at Pandrethan, Srinagar, have been attached in connection with a funds scam in the State cricket governing body, Indiatoday.in has reported.
The ED was probing the matter following a case registered by CBI, New Delhi, against the JKCA office-bearer Khan and Mirza, who were the general secretary and treasurer respectively at the time of the scam.
The CBI, states the report, had filed a charge-sheet against Saleem Khan, Mirza, Mir Manzoor Gazanffer Ali, Bashir Ahmad Misgar, Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Gulzar Ahmad Beigh, the then accountant of JKCA, for misappropriation of JKCA Funds amounting to ₹43.69 crore for a criminal conspiracy among themselves.
Investigation had revealed that during Financial Years 2005 2006 to 2011 2012 (up to December 2011) JKCA had received ₹94.06 crore from the Board of Control for Cricket in India. These funds were received in three different bank accounts of JKCA.
“However, several other bank accounts were opened in the name of JKCA into which these funds were transferred. Such other bank accounts along with the existing bank accounts were later used for laundering funds of JKCA.