The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday questioned Nationwide Convention president Farooq Abdullah for over three hours in reference to a cash laundering case linked to alleged monetary irregularities within the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Affiliation.
The Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar reached the ED workplace at Rajbagh right here round 11 am. Earlier than going contained in the ED workplace, the previous chief minister linked his questioning by the ED with the forthcoming meeting elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
I will not say a lot (in regards to the summons) there are elections to be held and they’ll bother us until then, he mentioned.
He seemed relaxed whereas leaving the workplace after being grilled for almost three-and-a-half hours however refused to take questions from the media ready outdoors.
On Might 27, the ED had summoned Abdullah to its Srinagar workplace in reference to the case. The 84-year-old three-time chief minister of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state had recorded his assertion in the identical case in 2019, officers mentioned.
The Nationwide Convention mentioned the veteran chief would proceed to cooperate with the authorities like he has performed previously.
Abdullah was JKCA president from 2001 to 2012 and the rip-off being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the ED is about alleged monetary misappropriation between 2004 and 2009.
The ED has hooked up properties value over Rs 21 crore already. This consists of Rs 11.86 crore of immovable property of Abdullah.
The ED claimed its probe to date has revealed that Ahsan Ahmad Mirza in connivance with different workplace bearers of the JKCA, had misappropriated JKCA funds to the tune of Rs 51.90 crore and utilised proceeds of crime for settling his private and enterprise liabilities.
It initiated the cash laundering probe in opposition to the JKCA workplace bearers on the premise of a case registered on the Rammunshi Bagh Police Station in Srinagar.
The case was later transferred to the CBI on the excessive courtroom’s instructions.
The CBI has filed a cost sheet within the case in opposition to the previous JKCA workplace bearers for misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs 43.69 crore.
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