Srinagar, Mar 25: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with its probe into a money laundering case.
According to ED officials, Mufti arrived at the ED office here around 11 a.m. and her statement will be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Earlier, the PDP leader had skipped ED summons on March 15 and 23 in the national capital.
She has earlier requested the ED to shift her questioning to Srinagar.
According to ED officials, her statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Dissent criminalised, says Mehbooba
Later, Mehbooba Mufti while talking to reporters said, “Dissent has been criminalised in this country. This country is ruled either by the CBI, ED or NIA.”
Mufti said that “either you are charged with sedition or a case of money laundering is filed against you”.
She said, “And when you speak, then Enforcement Directorate (ED) and other agencies are used.”
She further stated that she does not have anything to hide. “I don’t have anything to hide and my hands are clean and it is the reason why it took them two years and now they are asking about the details of my father’s property details and how you gave your sacred fund to widows.”
She also said that her party will keep on fighting for the issues of Jammu and Kashmir for which the PDP was formed and “we will continue to work for that and we will also work to restore Article 370 which has been revoked”.