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Delhi HC adjourns Mehbooba Mufti’s plea in PMLA case to Aug 13

New Delhi, July 14 (KMS): The Delhi High Court today adjourned the hearing in the plea filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief, Mehbooba Mufti, challenging the legality of certain provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh listed the matter for August 13.

Reportedly, the case was adjourned at the request of Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta.

During the hearing, today, Chief Justice D N Patel asked Mehbooba Mufti’s counsel advocate Nitya Ramakrishnan, if her client had appeared before the ED after summons were issued against her to which she said that her client appeared before the ED because the court did not grant her protection.

Previously, the Delhi HC refused to grant a stay on an ED summons issued against Mehbooba Mufti.

Mufti, in her plea filed in March, had also challenged issuance of summons to her by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case. The PDP leader was served notice to appear at the ED headquarters in Delhi. Initially, the ED had summoned Mufti for March 15 but it did not insist for her personal appearance at that time.

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