The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti in connection with an alleged money laundering case. The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister has been called for questioning on March 15.The 60-year-old PDP leader was released last year after month-long detention that began after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Mufti slammed the move and said that the government’s tactics to ‘intimidate’ political opponents have become ‘tediously predictable’.
“GOIs tactics to intimidate & browbeat political opponents to make them toe their line has become tediously predictable. They don’t want us to raise questions about its punitive actions & policies. Such short-sighted scheming won’t work,” she said in a tweet.
GOIs tactics to intimidate & browbeat political opponents to make them toe their line has become tediously predictable.They don’t want us to raise questions about its punitive actions & policies. Such short sighted scheming wont work .
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) March 5, 2021
“The case has been filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA),” officials were quoted as saying by news agency PTI. More details regarding the case were not available.
Political vendetta will not help: Abdullah
Criticising the move, People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) chairperson Farooq Abdullah said that the ‘political vendetta’ will not help in resolving the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Abdullah said that the Centre should “put an end to this kind of vendetta”. “Political vendetta will not help in improving the situation in Jammu and Kashmir,” he further added. The National Conference, led by Abdullah and PDP are allies under PAGD, the newly-stitched alliance of mainstream political parties. Earlier today, in a plea against an ED order attaching his properties in a case of alleged money laundering, Abdullah said that the said properties, worth Rs 12 crore, were ‘unrelated’ to the allegations made by the ED.