Srinagar: 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), National Conference president Farooq Abdullah was Thursday summoned again by the ED and questioned for five hours.
The ED questioning coincided with the day when Farooq turned 83.
Sources told Kashmir News Observer that the National Conference president reached ED Srinagar office at 11 AM and was let go at 4 PM.
On October 19, Farooq was grilled for seven long hours at the ED office. He, however, had stated that he was clear and “let ED do its job and I will do mine.” He had also stated that his party’s resolve for the restoration of Article 370 will continue even if he would be hanged.
Sources said that today, Farooq had brought his lunch along and was allowed to take meals. On October 19, the NC chief had complained that he could not 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 its President and MP Srinagar 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.
Party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar presided over an extraordinary meeting at party headquarters 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 Bashir Veeri; YNC Provincial President Salman Ali Sagar, Syed Tauqeer, Peer Muhammad Hussain were present in the meeting. KNO