Mehbooba Mufti questioned by India’s ED for hours


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief, Mehbooba Mufti, was questioned by India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) for several hours, today, in connection with a money laundering case.

Mehbooba Mufti was quizzed by the ED at its office at Rajbagh in Srinagar for more than five hours.

Mehbooba Mufti talking to reporters after appearing before the probe agency said while dissent has been criminalized, the Indian agencies like the NIA, CBI and the ED were being “misused” to silence the opposition.

She said anyone opposing the current Modi government is “hounded by trumped up charges” like sedition or money laundering.

She said India is not being run by the Constitution but the agenda of a particular political party.

The PDP chief said she was asked by the ED about the sale of her ancestral land in Bijbehara area of Islamabad district.

“Questions were asked regarding the sale of our ancestral land in Bijbehara and use of the chief minister’s discretionary fund.

I was asked from where would come the list of widows who were receiving help from the CM’s secret funds,” Mehbooba Mufti said. She added that she had nothing to fear as her hands were clean.—KMS