New Delhi : The National Conference President Farooq Abdullah was questioned for five hours on Wednesday by the Directorate of Migration (ED) in connection with the alleged scam and money laundering scam in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). After questioning, Abdullah immediately left the ED’s office in Rajbagh here and did not speak to reporters waiting outside. Earlier on Monday, he was questioned by the ED for six hours.
His party National Conference criticized the government for the inquiry, saying it was “another attempt to intimidate the opposition”. ED officials, on the condition of keeping the identity confidential, said that Farooq Abdullah was asked for some clarification on Wednesday. Has been called again. The ED first questioned Abdullah in Chandigarh in July last year after registering a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in 2018. He said that the agency could file a new case in this regard soon.
Abdullah’s son and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, expressing his displeasure, tweeted the party’s statement about summoning the father. With this, he wrote the message, “This happened on the day my father is turning 84.” Abdullah said after questioning on Monday that he was not informed by this and would cooperate in the investigation. Party spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar issued a statement expressing displeasure and said that the purpose of this gimmick is only to ‘threaten’ opposition leaders opposing BJP’s ‘divisive politics’.
The statement said, “How often will the BJP use the CBI, ED, Anti-Corruption Bureau and other agencies to threaten the opposition?” This juggle has become common. If anyone dares to stand against the government and dares to stand in front of its divisive politics, it will be cordoned off and summons will be sent. “Describing the ED summons as a” step taken under the strategy “, Dar said that its objective Farooq Abdullah’s attempt to unify the main stream of Kashmir is to be obstructed.
Describing the strategy of repeatedly pressuring the summons by the ED, he said, “What is it that the ED forgot to ask the 83-year-old MP in a six-hour interrogation?” Does not consider a citizen who is weak and suffers from diabetes. “The manner in which Abdullah is being treated is proof that the BJP is not even bothered about saving his image and the tendency to show bullying in the country is making him happy,” he said.