Farooq Abdullah skips ED summon in Cricket scam

Srinagar, Jan 11 (UNI) National Conference (NC) president and Member Parliament Farooq Abdullah on Thursday did not appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in a money laundering case, official sources said.

The ED summoned Abdullah on Thursday for questioning in a money laundering case.

“He didn’t appear in the case,” official sources said.

The case relates to the alleged siphoning off of the funds of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association.

The ED case is based on an FIR filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which booked Abdullah and former JKCA office-bearers pertaining to the misappropriation of over Rs 113 crore in J&K cricket funds from 2002 to 2012. The alleged scam surfaced in 2012.

The CBI took over the case from the J&K police in 2015 on the orders of a division bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, and the case was charged in 2018.

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