Mehbooba Mufti ED summons: Leader of political party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti moved to Delhi High Court contesting the Enforcement Direct summons which requires her to be present in front of the agency officials on March 15 in a money laundering case.
The ED notice against Mufti was issued on March 5 and she was asked to appear at the ED’s office in Delhi on March 15. Apart from the date and that the notice is regarding a money laundering case, no other details were spared by the agency. The notice was filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
PDP leader and former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti has approached Delhi High Court seeking quashing of Enforcement Direct summons requiring her to appear before the agency on March 15, in connection with a money laundering case
— ANI (@ANI) March 9, 2021
Mufti had then released her statement about the same on Twitter when she called it the centre’s “short-sighted scheme”. Although she didn’t refer to the ED notice in particular. She wrote,” GOIs tactics to intimidate & browbeat political opponents to make them toe their line has become tediously predictable.”
She alleged that the government doesn’t want people to “raise questions about its punitive actions & policies. Such short-sighted scheming won’t work”. The 60-year-old political leader was elected as her party’s president recently and will hold the chair for the next three years. She had spent about 14 months in home detention last year when Jammu & Kashmir was declared a Union Territory.
GOIs tactics to intimidate & browbeat political opponents to make them toe their line has become tediously predictable.They donâ€™t want us to raise questions about its punitive actions & policies. Such short sighted scheming wont work .
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) March 5, 2021
Mufti had served as the Chief Minister of Jammu&Kashmir after her father Mufti Mohammed Sayeed passed away in 2016. As her term came to an abrupt end after the centre revoked the special status of J&K, many leaders of Kashmir including her were put on house arrest to curb resistance. Mufti has been a vocal critic of the BJP government.