File photo of Omar Abdullah. (Photo: PTI)
Last month, the CBI filed a case against former J&K Bank chairman Mushtaq Ahmed Sheikh and 18 others for the bank’s loss of Rs 800 crore due to REI Agro’s arrears.
National Conference leader and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah is being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in the J&K Bank scandal case.
Speaking on the issue, party spokesperson Gagan Bhagat told CNN-News18 that central bodies like CBI and ED were working “at the behest of the Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Center”.
He said, “These agencies work above the court, we will answer every question in the court.
Last month, the CBI filed a case against Mushtaq Ahmed Sheikh, former chairman of J&K Bank, and 18 others for the bank’s loss of Rs 800 crore due to REI Agro’s arrears, which were issued in violation of the guidelines, without clear security and in forged documents, officials said.
Bank officials have also filed cases against Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) REI Agro chairman Sanjay Jhunjhunwala and vice-president and managing director Sandeep Jhunjhunwala, they said on Friday.
The case was earlier investigated by the Jammu and Kashmir Anti-Corruption Branch and it was found during the preliminary investigation that the group was granted a loan of Rs 800 crore between 2011 and 2013 on the basis of forged documents and in violation of guidelines, officials said.
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