ED Summons Yasin Malik, Geelani In Money Laundering, FEMA Cases

ED Summons Yasin Malik, Geelani In Money Laundering, FEMA CasesKashmiri seperatist leaders Yasin Malik (left) and Syed Ali Shah Geelani (centre) during a press conference in Srinagar. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Enforcement Directorate today (15 March) summoned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik and separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in different money laundering and Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) cases. The two cases date back to 2001 and 2002 respectively.

Earlier in June 2002, $10,000 was found during searches by the Income Tax department at Geelani’s residence in Hyderpora. The separatist leader was unable to declare the source of funds and was not able to give a satisfactory answer to the IT department.

Similarly, in 2001, the police seized $100,000 from Mushtaq Ahmad Dar and his wife Shazia Rasool. During examination, Dar had said that the money was handed over to him by a Nepal-based citizen and was to be handed over to Malik.

With Inputs From ANI.