New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a supplementary prosecution complaint (charge sheet) against ex-Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir state in connection with a money laundering case.
Srinagar’s special PMLA court has taken cognizance of the probe agency’s complaint in the matter and has asked Abdullah to appear before it on August 27.
Before filing the charge sheet, ED has grilled Farooq Abdullah several times in the past, the last interrogation dated back to May 31 this year.
About the case:
In the money laundering case, the 84-year-old politician is accused of financial irregularities in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association.
The central agency suspects Abdullah of misusing his position and power and siphoning the funds of the sports association to various personal accounts of multiple individuals.
ED began an investigation in the case after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a charge sheet against several office bearers of the J&K Cricket Association.
The agency further alleges the former CM of mishandling his designation by making various appointments in the board as the president of the association, and laundering the BCCI-sponsored funds.
“In September 2019, the agency arrested Ahsan Ahmad Mirza, then Treasurer of JKCA. A trial is in progress against him. Further investigation into the matter is in progress”, said the Enforcement Directorate.
Earlier, Abdullah recorded his statements in the case in year 2019, after which the investigating agency had attached various properties of the three time chief minister worth Rs 11.86 crore.