Jammu Kashmir

ED summons Farooq Abdullah for questioning in money laundering case on May 31

Punjab Tribune Bureau | May 27, 2022 01:01 PM

JAMMU AND KASHMIR: The Enforcement Directorate has issued summons to National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah.

According to the news of news agency PTI, the ED has asked him to appear at the Directorate's headquarters in Delhi on May 31.

This summons has been issued to Farooq Abdullah in a case of money laundering.

According to the information, this inquiry is being reported in connection with a case of alleged financial irregularities in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA), which is being probed by the ED. Farooq has been summoned under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to appear at the headquarters here on May 31.

The CBI has already filed a charge sheet against Abdullah for allegedly taking out Rs 43 crore from grants given by BCCI to JKCA. The funds were allegedly siphoned off between 2002 and 2011 when Abdullah was the president of the JKCA.

In a charge sheet filed in July 2018, the CBI had accused Abdullah of conniving with the treasurer of JKCA, among others, for alleged misappropriation of funds. The CBI had charged Abdullah and three others under the provisions of the Ranbir Penal Code related to criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust.

Property worth 11.86 crores has been attached

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had attached assets worth Rs 11.86 crore of Abdullah in this case in 2020. The 84-year-old NC leader has been questioned several times by the ED in this case. The ED had alleged that Abdullah "misused" his position as president of JKCA in the past and made appointments in the sports body so that BCCI-sponsored funds could be misappropriated.

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