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ED questions Omar Abdullah in connection with ‘Bank Scam’


SRINAGAR: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday questioned the former Chief Minister and vice President of National Conference- Omar Abdulla, for many hours in a case registered at probing agency headquarter in New Delhi, official sources said.

Sources told that Omar Abdullah is being questioned by the probing agency at its headquarters in the JK Bank scam case.

“Nihal Garware, Mumbai based the then Director of Bank who was arrested recently in 2010 ‘bank scam case’ is also under probe for receiving kickbacks when Bank purchased some property in Mumbai,” sources in ED told KDC.

Omar was formerly summoned by the probing agency ED and was asked to visit its office today for questioning in New Delhi. The questioning was still on when this report was being filed. Further details are emerging.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference in a statement said, “JKNC Vice President Omar Abdullah was called by the ED to Delhi to appear before it today on the grounds that his attendance was necessary for connection with an investigation. Even though this exercise is political in nature, he will cooperate as there is no wrongdoing on his part”. (With inputs from KDC)


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