The former Chief Minister of J&K and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti has raised questions on the interrogation of National Conference President Farooq Abdullah by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) scam.
Dr Farooq was summoned by ED to appear before the agency at their Chandigarh office on July 31 (Wednesday) in connection with the JKCA scam.
The ED probe is based on an FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 2015 alleging a scam involving ₹38 crore.
CBI later filed a charge sheet in the case against Dr. Abdullah and three others. The agency alleged misappropriation of funds provided by the BCCI for developing sports infrastructure and organising cricket matches.
In response to it, Mehbooba Mufti taking to her official twitter handle tweeted, “JK cricket scam is an old case that’s been under investigation for quite some time. ED questioning Farooq sahab at a time when J&K mainstream parties are collectively standing up to protect its unique identity raises suspicions & questions”.
“Misusing central agencies to harass & intimidate those who dissent or don’t fall in line has become quite blasé & brazen,” she said in another tweet.