National Conference leader and Member of Parliament Farooq Abdullah has been summoned for questioning by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in relation to alleged financial irregularities within the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA).
Abdullah, who held the presidency of the JKCA from 2001 to 2012, is facing investigation as the latest opposition leader in a series of probes by the central agency.
The case centres around the misappropriation of JKCA funds, which were reportedly diverted to personal bank accounts, including those of cricket association office bearers, NDTV reported.
The MP from Srinagar Lok Sabha seat was charge-sheeted by the agency, which investigates financial crimes, in the case in 2022.
The ED's money laundering investigation is based on a chargesheet previously filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against JKCA officials.
The allegations against Abdullah, a former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, involve misuse of his position as JKCA president and making appointments in the sports body to facilitate the laundering of funds sponsored by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The summons require Abdullah, aged 86, to appear at the ED office in Srinagar for questioning today.
This development comes after he was charge-sheeted by the agency in 2022.
The alleged scam, under investigation by both the CBI and ED, is said to have occurred between 2004 and 2009.
Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.
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