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Will not insist on the presence of Mehbooba Mufti: ED to HC | India News

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate told the Delhi High Court on Wednesday that it will not insist on the personal appearance of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP Chairman Mehbooba Mufti before him in a money laundering case for now.
His stance came after the court told the agency not to press for his personal appearance until the court hears his petition on March 18.
A court of judges Siddharth Mridul and Anup J Bhambhani was hearing Mehbooba’s plea, contesting the validity of the subpoena issued by the agency to appear before her on March 15 without specifying the case in which it was being investigated.
The summons was issued under the Money Laundering Prevention Act, but the case under which he was asked to appear was not listed in the notice, according to the statement.
“The petitioner is not the object of investigation, nor is she accused of any of the crimes listed to the best of her knowledge and belief,” said the allegation, adding that since her release from preventive detention after the invalidity of Article 370, “there has been a series of hostile acts by the State against her, her acquaintances and old friends of the family, who have been summoned by the Emergency Department ”. Mufti has also questioned the validity of Section 50 of the PMLA under which she was cited and said the section violated her fundamental rights.

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