Accompanied by Mehbooba, mother appears before ED officials in Srinagar
By: Tariq Shah VOV
On Wednesday former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti accompanied her mother to the office of Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Srinagar as her mother recently received summons for the appearance in a case related to money laundering.
Gulshan Nazir, who is aged and is the wife of Lt. Mufti Muhammad Syed had earlier also, being summoned by ED in connection with an alleged money laundering case.
According to the PTI, she has earlier been summoned on three occasions, a move which was termed by the PDP as a political vendetta against the party which has been opposing the abrogation of the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
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 Mehbooba.
The diaries contain the details of some purported payments made from the chief minister’s discretionary fund in alleged contravention of rules, the officials said.
These funds are alleged to have been diverted during the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) rule in the erstwhile state.
A few lakh rupees from these funds are alleged to have been transferred into the accounts of Nazir and some others, and the ED wants to question her about it, the officials said.
With inputs from PTI