The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.

President of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Mehbooba Mufti has been asked to appear before the ED in Delhi on March 15, sources told India Today. The notice in this regard was served at Mufti's residence in Srinagar.

However, she was not at home at the time and is currently visiting relatives outside Jammu and Kashmir.

The notice to Mehbooba Mufti has been served under various provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.

Mehbooba Mufti was released in October of last year after spending 14 months in detention.

Reacting to the summon issued to Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah told news agency PTI on Friday that "political vendetta" would not help in improving the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

In 2020, the ED had attached properties of former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah in connection with the J&K Cricket Association scam.

Among the attached properties was Abdullah's Gupkar Road residence in Srinagar, one in Tanmarg and another in Jammu. A commercial property owned by Farooq Abdullah in Srinagar was also attached by the ED.

National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah has even moved the J&K High Court against the ED order attaching his properties worth nearly Rs 12 crore in a case of alleged money laundering.

The ED has alleged that Farooq Abdullah "misused" his position as president of the J&K Cricket Association and made appointments in the body allegedly to launder BCCI-sponsored funds. In his plea, Abdullah has said that properties attached by the ED were unrelated to the alleged criminal activity.

Farooq Abdullah is the president of the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) of which Mehbooba Mufti is the vice-chairperson.

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