Srinagar: In a major setback for former union minister and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday attached six of his properties worth Rs 12 crore in connection with a probe into the J&K Cricket association case, sources said.
According to the ED, between 2005-2006 and 2011, JKCA received a total of Rs 109.78 crore from the BCCI. Between 2006 and January 2012 when Farooq Abdullah was the President of JKCA. He misused his position and illegally appointed the officer and gave him financial powers for the purpose of laundering.
Earlier in October, Farooq Abdullah, the National Conference leader and former Chief Minister, went to the Enforcement Directorate’s office for questioning over alleged misappropriation of funds in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association. Farooq went to the office after the ED issued a notice for questioning. However, the National Conference resented the ED’s notice and alleged that it was an attempt to suppress the voice.
Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that most of the properties seized have been ancestral property since the 1970s and the newest of these was built in 2003. There can be no justification for the seizure as they have failed to prove the action of “crime” during the investigation.