SRINAGAR: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday conducted searches in Srinagar and Delhi at premises linked to Anjum Fazili, a closed aide of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, in connection with a money laundering case.
During the searches conducted under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the probe agency seized over Rs 21 lakh from the Srinagar residence of Anjum Fazili and Rs 6.62 lakh from her Delhi residence. The ED also recovered 12 fixed deposit receipts worth Rs 67.29 lakh from her Srinagar residence, reported India Today.
Anjum Fazili, a former PDP MLA is being investigated in a money laundering case linked to alleged fraud at the J&K Bank.
Quoting sources India Today reported that the role of Anjum Fazili came under scanner during the probe in the case and after gathering primary evidence against her, searches were conducted.
The local forces also assisted the ED officials in conducting the searches in Srinagar and it went peacefully.
Meanwhile, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti labelled the raids as a “witch hunt” against her.
Reacting to the raids, Mehbooba said, “This is a witch hunt that has been going on for some time. They have been doing this with anyone and everyone who is close to me”.