Farooq Abdullah who is sitting MP of Srinagar has challenged the recent activities of ED on his private properties and has gone to JK High Court for this purpose.
Enforcement Directorate has recently attached the properties of Farooq Abdullah worth crores in a case under their investigation as they have alleged money laundering against him while being the head of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association.
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister had challenged the Enforcement Directorate’s December 2020 order before the high court recently. Justice Ali Mohammed Magrey recused himself saying that he has declined hearing similar matters in the past also.
Enforcement Directorate while attaching his properties has alleged that Abdullah “misused” his position as president of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) from 2001-2011 and made appointments in the sports body so Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sponsored funds could be laundered.
Mr Abdullah said the list of properties worth almost 12 crore attached by the Enforcement Directorate in Kashmir and in Jammu were unrelated to the alleged criminal activity mentioned in the Final Report/FIR and termed it a “continuing violation of his fundamental rights”.