Srinagar: The cricket scam in Jammu and Kashmir is getting murkier. CNN-IBN has accessed a letter from a bank that links Union Minister and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah to the scam.
In the letter that has been written by a branch head of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Abdullah clearly recommends that a loan be advanced to his close aide and former state cricket association General Secretary Ahsan Mirza.
CNN-IBN has got documents that reveal how bogus accounts were opened to siphon off funds from the BCCI. Rough estimates suggest the Indian cricket board had sent over Rs 30 crore in two years for promotions to the state association.
Two JKCA office-bearers have been asked to step down following charges of their involvement in the alleged embezzlement of funds.
The opposition PDP created a ruckus in the state Assembly, demanding that an FIR be registered against Abdullah, who dismissed it saying that he's written to the BCCI and a probe is on.