The Nationwide Convention Thursday flayed the Enforcement Directorate transfer to query get together chief Omar Abdullah, terming it a ”vicious vilification” of the previous chief minister and a continued misuse of the Central investigation company.
The get together’s assertion got here after the central probe company questioned Abdullah in Delhi in reference to the acquisition of a constructing by the J&Okay Financial institution about 12 years in the past. An NC spokesperson mentioned there was a time when polls had been introduced by the Election Fee however now it appears that evidently they’re introduced by the ED.
”Over current years we’ve got seen that wherever state elections are due, companies just like the ED transfer in and goal these events who pose a problem to the BJP,” the spokesperson mentioned in a press release. He mentioned the summons to their vice chairman is in the identical vein.
”We now have little question that this fishing expedition will yield no concrete outcomes to the BJP and the folks will give a ringing endorsement to the Nationwide Convention as and when required.” The spokesperson mentioned that Abdullah had been requested to seem earlier than the ED in Delhi on the grounds that his attendance was vital in reference to an investigation.
”Despite it being the holy month of Ramzan, and Delhi not being his major place of residence, Mr. Abdullah didn’t search a postponement or a change of venue and appeared as per the discover,” the spokesperson mentioned. The get together alleged that the Central authorities has ”made a behavior of misusing investigative companies” and at this time’s questioning of Abdullah was ”one other step in the identical route”. ”No political get together that places up significant opposition to the BJP has been spared, whether or not it’s the ED, CBI, NIA, NCB – all have been used for political functions,” the spokesperson mentioned.
The get together mentioned the summons is one other step within the ”vicious vilification” marketing campaign that began even earlier than August 5, 2019, when constitutional place holders just like the then governor had been used to make ”slanderous accusations” towards opponents of the BJP, figuring out effectively that there was no authorized recourse out there to these on the receiving finish of those ”lies”.
Despite the fact that this train is political in nature, Abdullah will cooperate with investigative companies as there is no such thing as a wrongdoing on his half and he’s not an accused in any matter below investigation, the spokesperson mentioned. Abdullah was being questioned by the ED in Delhi in reference to a case registered by the ED earlier this yr to probe the acquisition of a constructing in Mumbai by the Jammu and Kashmir financial institution, officers of the company mentioned.