Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association: Enforcement Directorate (ED) is questioning former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah in Srinagar. This investigation of ED is related to the FIR registered by the CBI in 2015 for several crores scam.
The CBI had filed a charge sheet in a Srinagar court against Farooq Abdullah and three others in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association’s fund for irregularities and embezzlement. In connection with the same case, the ED is making inquiries under allegations of money laundering. In fact, between 2002 and 2011, the BCCI gave Rs 112 crore for the development of cricket facilities in the state.
It is alleged that Rs 43.69 crore was embezzled out of this amount. In this case, the investigating agency Farooq Abdullah, the then president of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association, the then General Secretary Mohammad Salim Khan, the then treasurer Ahsan Ahmed Mirza and Bashir Ahmed Misgar, an employee of J&K Bank, were charged with criminal conspiracy and fraud. After this, ED also started the investigation under the provisions of money laundering.
Significantly, the intern Farooq Abdullah was released in March 2020 after five August 2019. After this, the Public Safety Act was removed from his son and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. PDP leader and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has recently got release. These leaders have decided to run a campaign for the restoration of Article 370 after meeting with other small parties in Jammu and Kashmir.