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ED tightens noose around Yasin Malik in 2001 FEMA case

By Vicky Nanjappa
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    Srinagar, Aug 14: The Enforcement Directorate has issued notices to Kashmir separatist and JKLF chairman, Yasin Malik directing him to be present for questioning on September 5 or 6.

    Yasin Malik

    The ED has also issued notices to a couple fro Batamaloo in connection with the case. The ED in its letter to Malik, Shamima and her husband, Mushtaq Ahmad Dar said that the adjudication proceedings are to be held against them.

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    "This is to inform you that after considering the cause shown by you to the show cause notice, the Assistant Director is of the opinion that adjudication proceedings as contemplated in sub section 1 of section 13 the Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999 should be held against you," the ED said in its letter. Further the ED also said that they would either need to be present personally or through authorised representatives.

    "You are required to present yourself personally or through authorized representative before the Assistant Director for personal hearing on 05-09-2018 or 06-09-2018 at 10:30am in this office at Enforcement Directorate, Government of India Srinagar zonal office Durani house near Rajbagh police station Srinagar," the ED said.

    The ED however warned that if they did not appear before the adjudication authority, then proceedings would be initiated against them.

    The case on hand dates back to 2001, when the Jammu and Kashmir police had seized Rs 48.23 lakh from Mushtaq Ahmad Dar and his wife Shamima. Dar had told the police that the money was given to him by a person from Nepal and was told to hand it over to Malik.

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