Farooq Abdullah appears before ED in money laundering case again
Abdullah, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, was questioned by the ED for nearly six hours. Abdullah said after questioning on Monday that he was not worried and would cooperate in the investigation.
National Conference President Farooq Abdullah appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the second time in a week. He was produced for questioning in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) in the alleged scam and money laundering of crores of rupees.
ED again summoned Farooq Abdullah:
On October 19, the 83-year-old Abdullah, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, was questioned by the ED for nearly six hours. Abdullah said after questioning on Monday that he was not worried and would cooperate in the investigation.
The last inquiry was four days after the meeting of mainstream parties including the National Conference of J&K and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Abdullah's house and the decision to form an alliance for the 'Gupkar Declaration'.
ED officials said Abdullah's statement would be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). He was first questioned in Chandigarh in July last year. The ED is believed to be questioning Abdullah about his role. And judgment during the alleged fraud in the association as the JKCA president.
The ED has registered the case based on an FIR lodged by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The CBI has accused JKCA office bearers including General Secretary Mohammad Salim Khan and former Treasurer Ahsan Ahmad Mirza.
In 2018, the CBI filed a chargesheet against Abdullah, Khan, Mirza and former JKCA treasurer Mir Manzoor Ghaznafar Ali. Former accountants Bashir Ahmad Misgar and Gulzar Ahmed Baig for alleged misappropriation of about Rs 43.69 crore in JKCA funds. The amount was allocated by the Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) between 2002 and 2011 to encourage cricket in the state.