Jammu And Kashmir: ED Summons Mother Of PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti In Money Laundering CasePDP leader Mehbooba Mufti. (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has served a notice to Gulshan Nazir, mother of former Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Chief Minister (CM) Mehbooba Mufti, with regards to a case related to money laundering.

Nazir, widowed wife of the former People’s Democratic Party (PDP) supremo Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, has been asked to appear in front of the ED office in Srinagar on 18 August.

The criminal case against Nazir is registered under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). It is reported to be related to at least two diaries that the ED confiscated upon raids on an associate of Mufti.

These diaries are said to hold some information regarding certain payments carried out from the discretionary funds of the CM during PDP’s erstwhile rule in J&K.

This diversion of funds is allegedly a violation of the prevalent rules mentioned by officials in the know of developments quoted in a report by The Economic Times.

The officials claimed that some lakhs of these funds were transferred to Nazir’s accounts.

The ED will be probing the septuagenarian lady on this matter, whereas the PDP alleges that it receives summons whenever it protests against the central government’s policy of the J&K.

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