Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate for the second time in three days at present in reference to a multi-crore rip-off within the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Affiliation, along with his Nationwide Convention terming the summons “one more try to browbeat” the opposition.
Mr Abdullah, who turned 83 at present, appeared earlier than the Enforcement Directorate’s regional workplace in Rajbagh in Srinagar’s Civil Traces space this morning. He was earlier questioned within the case for over six hours on Monday.
His son and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah expressed his displeasure and tweeted the occasion assertion on his father’s questioning with the remark: “This on a day when my father turns 84!”
ED officers stated on situation of anonymity that Farooq Abdullah has been known as once more for some clarifications. He was questioned for the primary time in July final 12 months in Chandigarh after the company had registered a case below the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act in 2018.
After the questioning on Monday, Mr Abdullah had stated he was not anxious and would cooperate within the probe.
Instantly after Farooq Abdullah went in for his second spherical of questioning in three days, occasion spokesman Imran Nabi Dar issued an announcement expressing anger and stated these techniques are solely geared toward “browbeating” opposition leaders who elevate their voice towards the BJP’s “divisive politics”.
The occasion criticised the federal government for what it known as an “agenda of cornering any voices of dissent”.
“What number of occasions will BJP use CBI, ED, anti-corruption bureau and its different businesses to browbeat opposition? The plot has develop into predictable. Anybody who speaks towards the federal government or musters braveness towards its divisive politics shall be hounded and summoned,” it stated.
Terming these ED summons “calculated coercive measures”, Mr Dar stated that it’s geared toward curbing Farooq Abdullah’s efforts to weave unity amongst mainstream political events in Jammu and Kashmir.
Calling the repeated ED summons as strain techniques, he stated, “What’s it that ED forgot to ask throughout the six hours it interrogated an 83-yr-old Member of Parliament?
The federal government and its businesses, the spokesperson stated, has no consideration for a law-abiding citizen who’s severely immuno compromised and diabetic.
“Farooq Abdullah being handled like it is a proof that the BJP shouldn’t be even serious about a face-saving act and is totally snug with being seen as a bully by the nation,” he stated.
He stated that the “solely approach to get a clear chit as of late is to give up ones ideology and be part of the BJP. We have seen this story play out from Assam to Karnataka, from West Bengal to Andhra Pradesh however Dr Abdullah shouldn’t be going to give up to the BJP, come what might.”
The final spherical of questioning came about 4 days after Jammu and Kashmir’s mainstream political events, together with the Nationwide Convention and the PDP, met at Mr Abdullah’s residence and fashioned the Folks’s Alliance for ‘Gupkar Declaration’.
The company’s case is predicated on an FIR filed by the CBI, which booked former JKCA office-bearers, together with common secretary Mohammed Saleem Khan and former treasurer Ahsan Ahmad Mirza.
The CBI had additionally filed a cost sheet in 2018 towards Farooq Abdullah, Saleem Khan, Ahsan Mirza in addition to former JKCA treasurer Mir Manzoor Gazanffer Ali and former accountants Bashir Ahmad Misgar and Gulzar Ahmad Beigh for the “misappropriation of JKCA funds amounting to Rs 43.69 crore” from grants given by the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) to advertise the game within the erstwhile state between 2002 and 2011.
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