Former Chief Minister of J&K and former President of J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) Dr Farooq Abdullah has been questioned by Enforcement Directorate (ED) today in Chandigarh in relation to the JKCA scam.
His statement is being recorded in the ED’s Chandigarh office, news agency quoted ED official.
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.
Dr. Abdullah was the president of the cricket association. Among those arraigned were former association general secretary Saleem Khan, treasurer Ahsan Mirza and bank executive Bashir Ahmed.
In a statement, National Conference had said Farooq has full faith in the judicial system and re-asserts his commitment to cooperate with the court’s proceedings.
“It was Farooq Abdullah who sought the registration of an FIR relating to this matter in the first place. Dr Farooq Abdullah has led his life guided by the strictest principles of selfless public service and probity. He is certain that truth shall prevail,” the party had said.
Farooq in his response to the high court notice had refuted the allegations claiming that his name was being dragged to tarnish his political image.