Former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti Summoned In Money Laundering Case: Report

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ED summons Mehbooba Mufti: The former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a case of money laundering, as per reports. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader was released last year after spending 14 months in detention following the revocation of the state’s special status.

Mufti has been summoned for questioning on March 15 at the ED’s Delhi office, as per ANI. No other details have been disclosed by officials about the case of alleged money laundering, except that it has been filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

ED Summons Mehbooba Mufti

Following news of her ED summons, Mufti took to Twitter to raise questions on the centre’s “tactics” and “short sighted scheming” without directly referencing a particular event.

See her tweet below:

The 60-year-old was recently re-elected as PDP leader and will occupy the seat for another three years.

In 2016, Mufti had taken over her father Mufti Mohammed Sayeed’s role as J&K CM. In just two years of her taking the office, the BJP-led centre announced President’s rule in the state and further revoked Kashmir’s special status proffered by Article 370 of the Constitution.

Mufti and other leaders of the state, including Omar Abdullah, had been placed under house arrest. After spending 14 months in detention, she was released in October 2020. Mufti has been a vocal critic of the current central government with regard to J&K’s revoked status.