Last Updated: Jan 11, 2024
In Jammu and Kashmir, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today summoned National Conference president and former Chief Minister Dr. Farooq Abdullah for questioning in connection with alleged financial irregularities in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). Dr. Abdullah has been asked to depose before the ED office in Srinagar today. He was charge-sheeted by the agency in the case in 2022. The case involves the siphoning of funds belonging to the JKCA, which were transferred to the personal bank accounts of various people including the office bearers of the association. The agency started a money laundering investigation based on a charge sheet filed by the CBI against office bearers of the association. Allegations against Dr. Abdullah are that he misused his position as the president of the association and made appointments in the sports body so that the BCCI-sponsored funds could be laundered.
The alleged scam, which is being investigated both by the CBI and the ED, apparently took place between 2004 and 2009. The ED filed a chargesheet under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act against Dr. Abdullah before a Srinagar court in connection with the money laundering case in July 2022. The NC president was the JKCA president from 2001 to 2012.