New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir leader and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah was questioned by Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday for alleged irregularities in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association.
The ED came into the picture when CBI was investigating the money-laundering allegations connected to the J&K cricket body. The CBI had filed a chargesheet against National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and three other for alleged misappropriation of funds worth Rs 43.69 crores between 2002-2011.
The National Conference party has linked the questioning of senior leader Farooq Abdullah to the move of bringing all the Jammu and Kashmir parties in a campaign for restoring special status.
The spokesperson of the party said, “The letter from the Enforcement Directorate came after the Gupkar declaration. It is clear political vendetta after the ‘People’s Alliance’ was formed in Kashmir.”
The party also said that the central government was using ‘its agencies to fight new political formation’ as it ‘could not fight politically’.
The National Conference spokesperson said, “We knew it was coming.”
The 82-year-old politician was summoned by the agency last before August 5, when the central government abrogated Article 370 and divided it into two union territories.