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Farooq Abdullah appears before ED in JKCA money laundering case again

By: PTI | Srinagar |

October 21, 2020 12:12:43 pm


After the questioning on Monday, Farooq Abdullah had stated he was not anxious and would cooperate within the probe.

Nationwide Convention president Farooq Abdullah appeared earlier than the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday, second time this week, for questioning in reference to a cash laundering probe into an alleged multi-crore rip-off within the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Affiliation (JKCA).

The 83-year-old former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir was questioned for over six hours on October 19 within the case.

After the questioning on Monday, Abdullah had stated he was not anxious and would cooperate within the probe.

The final spherical of questioning passed off 4 days after Jammu and Kashmir’s mainstream political events, together with the NC and the PDP, met at Abdullah’s residence and fashioned the Folks’s Alliance for ‘Gupkar Declaration’.

ED officers stated Abdullah’s assertion can be recorded beneath the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA) as prior to now. He was questioned for the primary time in July final 12 months in Chandigarh.

The ED is known to be questioning Abdullah about his position and selections taken when the alleged fraud passed off within the affiliation when he was the JKCA president.

The company’s case is predicated on an FIR filed by the CBI, which booked former JKCA office-bearers, together with common secretary Mohammed Saleem Khan and former treasurer Ahsan Ahmad Mirza.

The CBI had additionally filed a cost sheet in 2018 towards Abdullah, Khan, Mirza in addition to former JKCA treasurer Mir Manzoor Gazanffer Ali and former accountants Bashir Ahmad Misgar and Gulzar Ahmad Beigh for the “misappropriation of JKCA funds amounting to Rs 43.69 crore” from grants given by the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) to advertise the game within the erstwhile state between 2002 and 2011.

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