In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Enforcement Directorate Friday served a notice on the mother of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President, Mehbooba Mufti, in connection with a case related to money laundering.
The summons served on Gulshan Nazir, who is in her late seventies, has asked her to appear before the ED’s Srinagar office on August 18.
PDP has slammed the ED over the development, saying it was no coincidence that a summons is served every time the party registers a protest against the Narendra Modi-led government’s policy on Kashmir.
On Thursday, Mufti had led a team of protesters from her party office on the completion of two years to the repeal of special status of IIOJK by the Modi government on August 05, 2019.
The PDP has asked the ED the details of the case including about the FIR and the accused “just so we can prepare legally and know what she is going to be asked about”.
Mehbooba Mufti’s mother was summoned by the ED on earlier occasions also.
The party had conveyed to the ED that she should be allowed human assistance as she was not well versed with English, Hindi and Urdu languages and if the details of the case were known, it would help her in being prepared for the questioning.
The criminal case filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) is linked to the recovery of at least two diaries by the ED after raids on an alleged associate of Mufti.—KMS