Questioning Dr Farooq when mainstream parties are protecting special status raises questions: Mehboob Mufti

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Srinagar

Reacting to the questioning by Enforcement Directorate (ED) to NC president Farooq Abdullah in connection with Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association scam, PDP president Mehbooba said that questioning Dr Farooq at this time raises suspicions and questions.

Dr Farooq was summoned by ED to appear before the agency at their Chandigarh office today. Dr Abdullah has been previously interrogated by a team of CBI in the alleged scam in January 2018. The investigation in the case is still on.

In response to it, Jammu and Kashmir former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said; “JK cricket scam is an old case that’s been under investigation for quite some time. ED questioning Farooq sahab at a time when J&K mainstream parties are collectively standing up to protect its unique identity raises suspicions & questions. Misusing central agencies to harass & intimidate those who dissent or don’t fall in line has become quite blasé & brazen.”

In 2015, The Jammu and Kashmir High Court handed over the investigation of the alleged Rs 113 crore scam in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) to the CBI while indicting the state police for failing to carry out the probe in which former chief minister Farooq Abdullah has been named.

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