In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Enforcement Directorate has sent a demand notice of over 14 lac to the veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani.
According to Kashmir Media Service, as per a notice, the ED has asked the veteran Hurriyat leader to deposit the penalty amount imposed upon him under Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999.
The notice says that an order dated 20 March, 2019 passed by Assistant Director, a penalty of Rs. 14,40,000 was imposed upon Syed Ali Gilani under section 13(1) of Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999, but he has not deposited the amount till date, as per records of the ED office.
“Now therefore, you are hereby given notice to deposit the aforesaid penalty amount within 10 days of receipt of this Demand Notice by means of De-mand Draft in favor of the “The Pay and Accounts Officer, Pay & Accounts Office, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi”,” the notice says.
It further says that in case of failing to deposit this amount, action under section 14 and 14A of Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 will be initiated against the veteran leader.
As per the notice the Demand Draft should be sent to the Joint Director, Directorate of Enforce-ment, having office at Durrani House, Near Rajbagh Police Station in Srinagar.
It also reads that in case any ‘Stay Order’ has been passed by any Court/ Tribunal/ Authority, in respect of the aforementioned penalty imposed upon you, a copy thereof be provided to ED office within 10 days of receipt of this Demand Notice.—KMS