On ED Petition, Court Issues Notices To Dr Farooq, 5 Others In JK Cricket Case

SRINAGAR: A Srinagar Court has issued notices to CBI and all the persons accused in the JK Cricket Association case in a Criminal Miscellaneous Petition filed by Directorate of Enforcement (ED), reports appearing in media said. The case is listed for September 21.

Dr Farooq Abdullah addressing a press conference at JKCA headquarters on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

Jammu based newspaper Daily Excelsior reported that the summons, notices were the outcome of a petition filed by the Enforcement Directorate under Section 44(1)(C) Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 seeking committal of the case titled CBI Versus Mohammad Saleem Khan and others arising out of FIR No 05/2015 Police Station CBI Kashmir under Section 120-B, 406 & 409 RPC to the Court of Principal District and Sessions Judge Srinagar. The court is also designated as Special Court under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.

“The application by Directorate of Enforcement (ED) was filed in the court of CJM Srinagar on June 30, 2020 and today Advocate Mumtaz Kapra (through virtual mode) made submissions before the court that CBI, Dr Farooq Abdullah and others be served notices to file the response to the application moved by Directorate of Enforcement seeking committal of the case,” the newspaper reported.

After the ED counsel’s submission, the court issued directions to summon the non-applicants including CBI and Dr Farooq Abdullah and other ex-office bearers of JKCA. Individuals to whom the notices were issued include Dr Farooq Abdullah, former Chief Minister, Mohammad Saleem Khan, Ahsan Ahmed Mirza, Mir Manzoor Gazanfar Ali, Bashir Ahmed Misger and Gulzar Ahmed Beigh in addition to the CBI that investigated the case.

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