Did not even get time to have lunch: Farooq
Srinagar: National Conference, (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah who on Monday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Srinagar where he was questioned for seven hours said that he did not even get time to have his lunch.
Talking to reporters after coming out of the ED’s Srinagar office the NC president said that he didn’t get the time even to have lunch.
“ED officials did their jobs and I will do mine. I am quite clear. I will always face them,” the NC chief told media men.
“My fate will be decided by the court when they would put the case there. I couldn’t have my lunch today. There was no time,” he added.
Asked whether he was summoned because of the formation of peoples’ alliance for Gupkar declaration, Dr Farooq said that “don’t bring Gupkar declaration in to this.”
On whether the questioning was regarding J&K Cricket Association scam, he said: “Apko kya chati padi hai (why are you bothered. Ask them (ED).”
Replying to another query whether ED summon and questioning of seven long hours would weaken his resolve for fight seeking restoration of Article 370 back, Dr Farooq said that it wasn’t his resolve alone.
“This is the resolve of people of Jammu and Kashmir. This will continue whether Farooq Abdullah is dead or alive,” a visibly angry senior Abduullah said.
To a query that his son Omar Abdullah and PDP chief had termed the ED summon to him as political vendetta, Dr Farooq said: “I have nothing to say on that.”
Pertinently, the NC chief was summoned by ED officials at 11 am on Mondayu. He was let go at 5 pm after facing seven hours of questioning. The NC president, however, said ED sleuths were “nice sober and friendly to him.”
Meanwhile, reliable sources said that Dr Farooq was questioned regarding JKCA scam. (with KNO, PTI inputs)