By Shayib Nazir Bhat:
In connection with cricket association scam enforcement directorate issued summons to Farooq Abdullah to appear before them in Chandigarh office. The questioning of Farooq and its timing has been criticised in Kashmir by many political leaders especially by Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
Mehbooba said that it is an old case and has been under in investigation for years. She said that Farooq was been summoned at a time when the entire Kashmiri leadership was trying to collectively fight the Centre for its plans to temper with special status of J&K State. She said that Modi government was misusing the central agencies to harass and intimidate all those political parties which oppose them. She claimed that now it has become quite brazen in Kashmir.
Farooq Abdullah has recently responded to the twitter appeal of Mehbooba Mufti asking him to convene all party meeting of mainstream political parties after the rumours that the central government after the conclusion of Amarnath Yatra will go for striking down article 35 A.
Mehbooba Mufti has even approached her arch rivals like Sajad Gani Lone and Imran Raza Ansari asking all of them to come together and fight all the moves of Central Government in Kashmir.
Farooq Abdullah is facing alleged cricket scam of hundred thirteen crores and the investigation is in progress from the past to many year. Ironically it was Mehbooba Mufti who promised her supporters that she will see to it that Farooq Abdullah is jailed in this scam. Her close aide cabinet minister Nayeem Akhtar was instrumental in handing over the case to the Central Agencies as he was carrying alleged personal grudge against Abdullah family.