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Mehbooba Mufti questions timing of ED grilling Farooq in J&K Cricket Association scam case

Mehbooba Mufti questions timing of ED grilling Farooq in J&K Cricket Association scam case

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 31 Jul 2019, 11:51 am

Srinagar, Jul 31 (UNI) Questioning the timing of Enforcement Directorate (ED) grilling National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah in J&K Cricket Association scam case, former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said 'misusing central agencies to harass and intimidate those who don’t fall in line has become quite blase and brazen'.

“J&K cricket scam is an old case that’s been under investigation for quite sometime. ED questioning Farooq sahab at a time when J&K mainstream parties are collectively standing up to protect its unique identity raises suspicions & questions,” Mehbooba, who is the President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.

“Misusing central agencies to harass & intimidate those who dissent or don’t fall in line has become quite blase & brazen,” she added.

The ED on Wednesday questioned Dr Abdullah in connection with alleged financial irregularities in J&K's cricket association.

Official sources said Dr Abdullah appeared before the ED at its Chandigarh office and his statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).