JKCA chief to file defamation suit against predecessor

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) Chairman Aslam Goni will file a defamation suit against his predecessor Mehboob Iqbal and three news channels claiming that they "falsely" linked him to the scam in the state`s cricket body.

"Goni is all set to file a defamation case against former JKCA Chairman and retried IAS officer Mehboob Iqbal and some media houses for unleashing a baseless and frivolous character assassination campaign against him," counsels for the JKCA chairman said in a statement.

Advocates M A Bhat and Ahtsham Bhat have served legal notices to Iqbal and the news channels for directly linking Goni to money embezzlement scam in the JKCA.

"Goni was whistleblower in the scam and had detected it. It was Goni who lodged an FIR in Police to investigate the matter ... how can he be blamed as the culprit without any basis?" the counsels asked.

Goni is currently in South Africa as manager of the Indian cricket team for a one-off Twenty20 match against South Africa.


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