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JKCA scam: Receiving threats, says whistleblower


Mufti Islah, CNN-IBN
Oct 04, 2012 at 02:28pm IST

Srinagar: The multi-crore scam in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association is getting murkier. The whistleblower of the scam has claimed that he has been receiving threats. "I am getting threats clearly by people who have been beneficiaries of the scam. I have also detected huge siphoning of money by the officials," whistleblower Manzoor Wazir said.

This came even as an internal panel began its investigations in the case. Meanwhile, CNN-IBN has accessed more bank documents that clearly establish how money obtained from the BCCI was being siphoned off, in violation of bank norms.

The documents show that officials close to JKCA President Farooq Abdullah withdrew money by converting BCCI funds into cash certificates before misappropriating it.

CNN-IBN had earlier accessed documents that revealed how bogus accounts were opened to siphon off funds from the BCCI. Rough estimates suggest that the Indian cricket board had sent over Rs 30 crore in two years for promotions to the state association.

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