|Early Times Report|
SRINAGAR, Mar 7: A petition of veteran politician Farooq Abdullah challenging an order of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) of attaching his properties in the erstwhile state will come up for hearing on Monday before a new judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The plea, which has given a detailed reason for cancelling the provision attachment order of the ED, came up for hearing on March 5 before Justice Ali Mohammed Magrey who ordered for putting it before a bench on Monday.
"During the course of hearing submissions of learned counsel for the petitioner, I bethought that earlier in some matters arising out of somewhat identical basic allegations, I have declined to hear the case.
"....the judicial propriety demands the case be listed before some other Bench, on 08.03.2021," Justice Magrey said in a single page order on March 5.
The petition, which has over 50 documents annexed along with it, has highlighted every aspect of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association scam and informed the court that it was at the instance of Abdullah that an in-house committee of association was formed which found two office bearers guilty of financial misappropriation and a case was registered in the local police station.
The petition of Abdullah contended that the ED had nowhere conducted an independent inquiry into the case "rendering it inherently biased. Nowhere has the ED satisfactorily offered reasons to believe that the petitioner is in possession of proceeds of crime, or that such proceeds are likely to be concealed".