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CBI records Farooq's statement in JKCA embezzlement case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has recorded the statement of former Farooq Abullah in connection with its probe into the alleged misappropriation of funds at the Cricket Association.

The case pertains to an alleged embezzlement of over Rs 113 crore of funds at the cricket association, which was headed by Abdullah at the time. The alleged scam has surfaced in 2012.

The agency refused to share any details about the examination of Abdullah but sources said his statement was recorded recently.

Abdullah is not named as a suspect in the FIR registered by the agency, they said.

The had taken over the case from the in 2015 on the orders of a division bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High

The bench comprising the then N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice had pronounced the order on September 3, 2015 on a PIL filed by two cricketers -- and -- into the alleged scam.

The alleged scam was earlier investigated by a special team of police, which had failed to conclude its probe after nearly three years, prompting the high to hand it over to the in 2015.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 18:45 IST