Veteran Jammu and Kashmir leader and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in an alleged money laundering case. The 86-year-old, who represents Srinagar in the Lok Sabha, was summoned in the same case last month. He is the latest Opposition leader called in for questioning ahead of the national elections due in summer.The case involves alleged siphoning of funds belonging to the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association, which were apparently being transferred to personal bank accounts of various people, including the office bearers of the association. Between 2001 and 2012, the BCCI (Board of Cricket Control, India) had given Rs 112 crore to JKCA for the development of cricket in Jammu and Kashmir.
The money laundering probe started in 2018 after the Central Bureau of Investigation filed a chargesheet against the office-bearers.
Mr Abdullah, who was the chairman of the cricket association at the time, was chargesheeted by the Central agency in 2022.