Srinagar, Aug 4 : The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has sent a notice to former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to explain her position regarding appointments in Jammu and Kashmir Bank (JKB).
Reacting to ACB notice Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba said she was not surprised as concerted efforts are being made to browbeat mainstream leaders & thwart potential efforts for a collective response to any effort to weaken the special position of the state.
Earlier, Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned another former Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah in cricket scam last week. Senior Superintendent of Police (ACB) in a letter asked Ms Mufti to explain her position before it regarding the appointments in JKB.
According to letter No: SSP/ACBK/FIR-10/2019/3064 dated 03-08-2019, issued by SSP ACB to Mehbooba said, 'During the course of investigation of case FIR No 10/2019, police station ACKB dated 08-06-2019, it has surfaced that some appointments were made by Chairman J&K Bank on references and recommendations of few ministers.'
'It may please be clarified whether such references had your endorsement, verbal or otherwise for appointments in J&K Bank,' reads the letter.
Meanwhile, responding to the letter issued by ACB, Ms Mufti in her tweet wrote: 'Not surprised to receive a letter from the Anti-Corruption Bureau. Concerted efforts are being made to browbeat mainstream leaders & thwart potential efforts for a collective response. I am too small an entity vis a vis the cause that unites us today. Such tactics won’t work.' (UNI)