Faces second round of questioning in three days, Party passes resolution, condemns ED move, terms it vindictive
Srinagar, Oct 21 (KNO): Two days after he was grilled for seven long hours at Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in Srinagar regarding the alleged multi-crore J&K Cricket Association Scam (J&KCA), the National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah was Thursday summoned again by the ED and questioned for five-long hours.
According to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the ED questioning coincided with Dr Farooq’s 84th birthday. Sources told KNO that the National Conference president reached ED’s Srinagar office at 11 am and he was let go at 4 pm.
On October 19, Dr Farooq was grilled for seven long hours at ED hours. He, however, had stated that he was clear and “let ED do its job and I will do mine.” He had also stated that the resolve for restoration of Article 370 will continue even if he would be hanged.
Sources said that today, Dr Farooq had brought his lunch along and he was allowed to take meals. On October 19, the NC chief had stated that he couldn’t have his lunch as there was no time to get the same.
Meanwhile, National Conference passed a resolution strongly condemning the vindictive/ coercive action against President and MP Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah. “We resolve that we strongly condemn the vindictive/ coercive action against party president Dr Farooq Abdullah. We stand fully with our leader and his unity mission in J&K. Our resolve to fight for the rights of people of J&K is undeterred by such action,” reads the resolution sent to KNO by NC.
Party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar presided over an extraordinary meeting at Party Head Quarters Nawa- e- Subha, Srinagar which culminated with the passing of the resolution.
Party’s Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Senior Leaders Muhammad Shafi Uri, Mian Altaf Ahmed, Mubarak Gul, Members of Parliament Muhammad Akbar Lone, Hasnain Masoodi; Central Secretary Irfan Shah, Mir Saifullah, Vice Provincial President Mohammad Syed Akhoon, Provincial Secretary Showkat Mir, Central Zone President Ali Muhammad Dar, South Zone President Dr. Bahir Veeri, YNC Provincial President Salman Ali Sagar, Syed Tauqeer, Peer Muhammad Hussain were present in the meeting—(KNO)