Delhi High Court stays ED summons to PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti

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Delhi High Court has directed the Enforcement Directorate not to insist on the personal appearance of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti in a case under the PMLA Act, until the next date of hearing – 18 March.

The matter came up for hearing before a division bench of Justices Siddarth Mridul and Hairam Bhambhani.

According to Mufti’s lawyer Advocate Prasanna S, during the hearing, the Enforcement Directorate told the court that the summons to Mufti to appear before it would not be insisted upon, until the next date of hearing.

The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister had challenged the validity of the summons issued by the ED for appearing before it on 15 March without specifying the case for which she was being investigated. She asked the court to quash the summons, her daughter Iltija Mufti was quoted as saying by Press Trust of India.

The summons were issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act but the case under which she was asked to appear was missing from the notice.

Mufti was served notice to appear at the ED headquarters in the national capital.

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