Farooq Seeks Probe Into ‘fake Call’

18 October 2009
The Indian Express

Jammu: With Bangalore police releasing two cricketers from Jammu and Kashmir after lack of evidence against them following the allegation about the presence of residue of explosive material in one of their bags, Union New and Renewable Energy Minister, Farooq Abdullah, who is also the president of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) has told the J-K police chief to ascertain whether calls were made to the Bangalore police to falsely implicate the duo - Parvez Rasool and Mehrajudin. Abdullah said, “I have learnt that Karnataka police got calls from the state (J&K) and was fed wrong information,” he said. “I suspect the role of the people who couldn’t find place in the team. I have told the Director General of Police to find out who these people are.” The JKCA has objected to the incident and will lodge a protest with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) even as the Karnataka Cricket Association has apologised for the treatment meted out to players from the state.