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Justice will be served in JKCA scam: Farooq

Acceping that investigations into the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) scam were slow, Union minister Farooq Abdullah has said that justice will be done with people involved in the multi-crore embezzlement scam.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 16, 2012 16:17 IST

Union minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday said people involved in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) scam will be brought to justice.

"The investigation into the scam is going on and whosoever is the culprit will be punished," Abdullah told reporters here after inaugurating a cricket tournament. He admitted that the investigations were slow but assured that everyone involved in the scam will be brought to book.
"Since money has come into JKCA, the situation has gone bad...everyone wants a share of the pie but everyone will be exposed," he said.

A multi-crore embezzlement scam was unearthed in the state cricket association earlier this year. Besides, an in-house inquiry, the police are also investigating the case.

Farooq agrees with Obama's views on Kashmir
Union minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday agreed with US President Barack Obama's recent statement that only India and Pakistan should resolve the long-standing Kashmir issue.

"What Obama has said, we knew it right from the beginning...if Kashmir issue is to be resolved, it has to be done by India and Pakistan," Abdullah said here. He said the Centre had always said that Kashmir was a bi-lateral issue between New Delhi and Islamabad. The National Conference chief, however, expressed disappointment over the long delay on a consensus issue. Ruling out any solution from "outside" to the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, Obama had on Sunday said that only India and Pakistan could resolve disputes between them.

First Published: Jul 16, 2012 15:37 IST