GoI’s tactics to intimidate & browbeat political opponents: Mehbooba on ED summon

Srinagar, Mar 05:  PDP president and former Chief Minister on Friday termed Enforcement Directorate summoned for questioning her on March 15 in an alleged money laundering case as government of India’s tactics to intimidate and browbeat political opponents to make them toe their line.

“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,” Mehbooba said in a tweet. “Such short sighted scheming won’t work,” she added.

Earlier the Enforcement Directorate summoned Mehbooba for questioning on March 15 in a money laundering case, officials said.

The 60-year-old PDP leader, who was released last year after more than a year in detention, has been served notice to appear at the ED headquarters in the national capital.

The case has been filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, officials said. It was not immediately known in which case Mehbooba has been summoned but reports indicate that it could be linked to alleged financial irregularities in loans taken in the past from Jammu and Kashmir Bank.

The ED had searched the premises of Anjum Fazili, a close side of the PDP leader, in December last year and had seized over Rs 28 lakh in cash.

The raids were carried out at Fazili’s premises in Srinagar and Delhi in connection with a money laundering case.


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