Srinagar: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday questioned Gulshan Nazir, wife of former Union Home Minister late Mufti Mohammad Sayed for about three hours in money laundering case here.
Former Chief Minister and President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti said summoning and questioning of her mother Nazir was nothing but political vendetta to pressurize opposition.
Nazir in her late seventies was accompanied by daughter Mehbooba Mufti to ED office at Raj Bagh, Srinagar.
She was asked by the ED to appear before it at Srinagar office on August 18.
However, Mehbooba was not allowed to enter the room where her mother Nazir was questioned for about three hours.
Nazir had earlier been summoned on three occasions by the ED in the money laundering case. PDP termed it as a political vendetta against the party which has announced to fight against the abrogation of the special status Jammu and Kashmir and dividing it into two Union Territories (UTs) on August 5, 2019.
The ED had filed a criminal case filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) following recovery of at least two diaries during the raids on an alleged associate of Mehbooba.
The ED claimed that the diaries contain the details of some purported payments made from the Chief Minister’s discretionary fund in alleged contravention of rules when Mehbooba was heading a coalition government with BJP. These funds are alleged to have been diverted when Mehbooba was CM. (UNI)