Mehbooba’s brother appears before ED in money laundering case

Mehbooba’s brother appears before ED in money laundering case
File Photo of Tassaduq Hussain Mufti

New Delhi/Srinagar: Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, the brother of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Thursday appeared before the
Enforcement Directorate here for questioning in a money laundering case, officials said.

Tassaduq, who was the tourism minister in his sister's cabinet, had his statement recorded under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The criminal investigation pertains to funds allegedly received by him from some Kashmir-based businesses when Mehbooba Mufti was the chief minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

Mehbooba has been questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the past in connection with the case.

She told PTI on Wednesday that the summons to her brother was a political vendetta against her.

"The moment I raise my voice against any wrongdoing, there is a summon waiting for someone from my family. This time it was my brother," she had said.

Mehbooba said she has been protesting against the killing of innocent civilians in Hyderpora on the outskirts of Srinagar city on Monday.

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