Farooq Abdullah Questioned By ED Over Allegations Of Misappropriating J&K Cricket Association Funds

Farooq Abdullah addresses supporters during an election rally. (ROUF BHAT/AFP/GettyImages)

Former Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) chief minister Farooq Abdullah was today (31 July) questioned by Enforcement Directorate (ED) sleuths at the agency’s office in Chandigarh over his alleged involvement in a money laundering case, reports The New Indian Express.

Abdullah has already been chargesheeted by the ED in the case, which specifically stems from alleged financial irregularities in the running of the J&K cricket association. The former chief minister, along with three other individuals, is charged with misappropriating funds to the tune of Rs 43 crore released by the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) to the J&K cricket association.

The money was meant for promoting the sport in J&K over the period of 2002 to 2011. All the accused are now facing charges of criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust under the Ranbir Penal Code, the criminal code applicable in J&K.

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