J&K Cricket Association scam: Farooq Abdullah again questioned by ED for 5 hrs

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): National Conference President Farooq Abdullah was today again summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and questioned for five hours as part of the investigations into the alleged multi-crore J&K Cricket Association scam.

The ED questioning took place on Abdullah’s 84th birthday. Sources said that the NC president reached ED’s Srinagar office at 11 am and was let go at 4 pm.

On Monday, the former J&K CM was grilled for seven long hours at ED office. He, however, had stated that he was clear. “Let ED do its job and I will do mine,” Abdullah had said.

Sources said that today, Abdullah had brought his lunch along and was allowed to take meals. On October 19, the NC chief had stated that he couldn’t have his lunch as there was no time to get the same.

Meanwhile, the National Conference has passed a resolution strongly condemning the “vindictive/coercive” action against President and MP, Srinagar, Dr Farooq Abdullah.

“We resolve that we strongly condemn the vindictive/coercive action against party president Dr Farooq Abdullah. We stand fully with our leader and his unity mission in J&K. Our resolve to fight for the rights of people of J&K is undeterred by such action,” read the NC resolution.

Party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar presided over an extraordinary meeting at Party Headquarters Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar which culminated with the passing of the resolution. All the senior and middle-rung party leaders were present at the meeting.