ED quizzes Mehbooba Mufti’s brother Tassaduq Hussain Mufti in PMLA case

ED quizzes Mehbooba Mufti’s brother Tassaduq Hussain Mufti in PMLA case

Mehbooba Mufti, PDP president. File photo

New Delhi/Srinagar, Nov 18

Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, brother of 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 Mufti’s cabinet, had his statement recorded under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

‘Under house arrest’

  • PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has claimed she has been put under house arrest.
  • Her party men Suhail Bukhari and Najmu Saqib have been arrested, she tweeted.

The criminal investigation pertains to funds allegedly received by him from some Kashmir-based businesses when Mehbooba Mufti was the CM of the erstwhile state of J&K, they said.

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

Meanwhile, she claimed that has been was put under house arrest, while her party chief spokesperson Suhail Bukhari and spokesperson Najmu Saqib have been arrested. While tweeting about it, she posted pictures of the locked gate of her residence.

She had on Wednesday said the summons for 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.— PTI

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