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ED summons Mehbooba Mufti on March 15

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PAGD calls the development “political vendetta”

Srinagar: The Enforcement Directorate on Friday summoned former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti 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. No more details about the case were available immediately.

Taking to her twitter account, the PD chief wrote: “GoI’s tactics to intimidate and 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 and policies. Such short sighted scheming won’t work.”

Meanwhile, criticising the summons to Mehbooba Mufti, People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) chairperson Farooq Abdullah on Friday said “political vendetta” would not help in improving the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Centre should “put an end to this kind of vendetta” and allow democratic processes to continue smoothly, said Abdullah.

The PAGD is an alliance of various mainstream parties in Jammu and Kashmir, including the National Conference and the PDP.

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