Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association scam: Enforcement Directorate attaches assets worth Rs 2.60 crore

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The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 2.6 crore of Ahsan Ahmad Mirza and Mir Manzoor Gazanffer of Srinagar (J&K) in connection with Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) funds scam.

According to the probe agency, the attached assets consist of moveable property in form of three FDRs to the tune of Rs 1.29 crore with J&K Bank, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, in the name of M/s Mirza Sons, a partnership Firm of Ahsan Ahmad Mirza and his father and 11 Kanals of land with structure and commercial shopping Complex, at Pandrethan, Srinagar, to the tune of Rs. 1.31 crore.

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Investigation under PMLA by ED was initiated on the basis of case registered by CBI, New Delhi against the then office bearers of JKCA namely Mohd Saleem Khan, the then General Secretary of JKCA and Ahsan Ahmad Mirza, then Treasurer of JKCA.

CBI filed a charge-sheet against Mohd Saleem Khan, Ahsan Ahmad 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 Rs 43.69 crore by the accused office bearers of JKCA in criminal conspiracy among themselves.

Investigation under PMLA revealed that during Financial Years 2005 2006 to 2011 2012( upto December 2011) JKCA received Rs. 94.06 crore from BCCI. 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 alongwith the existing bank accounts were later used for laundering funds of JKCA.