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Srinagar court summons Farooq Abdullah in JKCA scam case on August 27

The principal District and Sessions Judge, Srinagar, issued the summons against Abdullah for August 27 on a complaint filed by the ED against him and others in the JKCA money laundering case

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Farooq Abdullah | Money laundering  | Jammu and Kashmir

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 



J&K National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah. (PTI Photo)
J&K National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah. (PTI Photo)

A court here Saturday summoned Conference (NC) president and Member of Parliament in a case related to the alleged financial irregularities in the Cricket Association (JKCA).

The principal District and Sessions Judge, Srinagar, issued the summons against Abdullah for August 27 on a complaint filed by the (ED) against him and others in the JKCA case.

Abdullah was questioned by the ED for over three hours here on May 31.

He was JKCA president from 2001 to 2012 and the "scam" being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the ED is about alleged financial misappropriation between 2004 and 2009.

The ED has attached properties worth over Rs 21 crore already. This includes Rs 11.86 crore of immovable assets belonging to Abdullah.

The ED claimed its probe so far has "revealed that Ahsan Ahmad Mirza in connivance with other office-bearers of the JKCA, had misappropriated JKCA funds to the tune of Rs 51.90 crore and utilised proceeds of crime for settling his personal and business liabilities".

It initiated the probe against the JKCA office-bearers on the basis of a case registered at the Rammunshi Bagh Police Station in .

The case was later transferred to the CBI on the high court's directions.

The CBI has filed a charge sheet in the case against the former JKCA office-bearers for misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs 43.69 crore.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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First Published: Sat, July 23 2022. 20:39 IST

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