Mr.Farooq Abdullah, 84, was probed by the ED for over three hours in Srinagar on May 31.
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate(ED) on Tuesday filed a charge sheet against former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah in connection to a money laundering case linked to the alleged financial irregularities in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association.
Mr. Abdullah, 84, was probed by the ED for over three hours in Srinagar on May 31.
The case is related to alleged irregularities in grants given by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). It was alleged that between 2002 and 2011, funds to the tune of over Rs 43 crore (ED now claims it is over Rs 50 crore) were siphoned off from the JKCA coffers. These funds were part of the Rs 112 crore grant given by the BCCI to JKCA.
In 2020, the federal probe agency had attached properties worth Rs 14.32 crore in the case. These belonged to Ahsan Ahmad Mirza, Mir Manzoor Ghazanfar, and Abdullah. As part of that, Abdullah’s Gupkar road bungalow too had been attached, apart from his properties in Jammu. The agency had also filed a prosecution complaint against Mirza.
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