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Will seek transfer of Mehbooba Mufti’s plea in PMLA case to SC, Center tells Delhi HC

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The Center on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it would seek transfer of Mehbooba Mufti’s challenge challenging the constitutional validity of the provision of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to the Supreme Court.
In view of the Centre’s stand, a bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh adjourned the hearing on the plea of ​​the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister till September 30.

“Several petitions are pending regarding various provisions of PMLA and the scheme. The matter has been referred to a special bench and the parties have exchanged questions, one of which is directly in question here,” said Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre.

“Can we say that you would prefer the transfer petition?” The court questioned the Solicitor General, who replied, “Yes, you can.” “I intend to move a transfer petition. If they agree, we can do it together,” said the solicitor general.
Additional Solicitor General SV Raju said that the questions before the Supreme Court included issues related to initiation of investigation under the PMLA.

Senior advocate Nitya Ramakrishnan, representing Mufti, said the matter was “ready for hearing” before the high court.

“I am happy if we (Supreme Court) can go together”, she said.
The court had on September 9 listed Mufti’s plea for final disposal on September 14.
Mufti, in her petition filed in March, has sought to declare Section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act as invalid and inoperative, unreasonably discriminatory, devoid of safeguards and violative of Article 20(3) of the Constitution.
Section 50 of the Act empowers the officers of the Authority, i.e. ED, to summon any person to give evidence or produce record. All the persons summoned are bound to answer the questions asked to them and produce the required documents by the ED officials, failing which they may be punished under the Act.

He has also challenged the summons issued to him by the ED in a money laundering case and sought a stay on him which was earlier rejected by the court.

The 61-year-old leader, who was released after over a year under house arrest after the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status last year, was served a notice to appear at the ED headquarters in the national capital.
Initially, the ED had summoned Mufti for March 15, but he did not insist on personal appearance at that time. After this he was summoned on 22 March.

Mufti, in his plea, said that he has received summons from the ED under the provisions of the PMLA, alleging that he has sought ‘evidence’ on pain of sentencing, while he is the subject of investigation for all intents and purposes.
“He has not been informed whether he is being called as an accused or as a witness. He has also not been informed in respect of which he is being summoned and the scheduled offense under PMLA which gave rise to the proceedings in respect of which he has been summoned. The petitioner is not the subject of investigation nor is he an accused in any scheduled offense to the best of his knowledge.”
The petition claimed that ever since the Mufti was released from preventive detention following the formal abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution, a series of hostile acts have been committed by the state against her, acquaintances and old family friends, All of whom have been summoned. An in-depth inquiry was conducted by the ED about his personal, political and financial affairs, during which his personal devices were confiscated.

Earlier, Solicitor General and Advocate Amit Mahajan, representing the ED, had said that there was no need for them to issue a formal notice as they were already appearing before the court and added that they would give a brief on the question of law. Will file a note.

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Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said that no one will be allowed to harm the unity and sovereignty of the country and the government will not deal strictly with those involved in anti-national activities or creating obstacles in the path of peace. Will hesitate Union Territory.

Speaking at the ‘Pedal for Peace’ event organized by JK Police here, the LG also said that the time is over when efforts were made to buy peace in JK and the administration is now with the sole aim of establishing peace in the UT. Works. .

No one will be allowed to harm the unity and sovereignty of the country. We want peace and brotherhood, but we will not hesitate to sternly deal with those involved in anti-national activities or creating obstacles in the way of peace in Jammu and Kashmir.

Appreciating the sacrifice of J&K Police, Sinha said that important milestones, institutions or roads in the Union Territory would be named after police personnel or other forces who laid down their lives for the country.

“The concerned committee has taken the decision and the process will start from September 30. There cannot be a better way to honor the sacrifice of those who have given their blood to save Jammu and Kashmir and the country. Many people have sacrificed their lives and I assure that the government will take care of health, education and basic facilities of their families and children.

Sinha said that it is true that the situation has changed in the Union Territory, but there has also been a major change in the policy.
“There was a time when efforts were made to buy peace, but, I think, that time is over now and everyone should understand that this administration serves the sole purpose of establishing peace and civil administration. And both the police are working on this policy. This is a huge difference which has happened in the recent past,” he said.

The LG said that the JK Police has worked to protect the peace and sovereignty of the country and has carried out its duty towards the nation along with other associates of JK in spite of various difficulties.
“I thank you for your sacrifice and for being alert to maintain internal security,” he said.
He said that the way Jammu and Kashmir Police is working with restraint and courage and with love for the motherland, it is commendable.
“Maintaining law and order, fighting terrorism and working for the interests of the people is not an easy task,” he said.
Sinha said that the JK Police is also fighting substance abuse and trying to bring in the mainstream the youth who use drugs.
“I appeal to the youth to stay away from it and channelize their energies into doing something good for themselves, their families, society and Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
Referring to the spike in COVID-19 cases in Srinagar, Sinha appealed to the people to follow the guidelines and get vaccinated.
“Today, we see that 50 per cent of the total COVID-19 positive cases are coming from Srinagar. I… request the people of Srinagar to follow the SOP, otherwise we will go back to where we were last year,” the LG said.

Sinha said that sporting events have the power to bring about a lot more change than any other event and J&K is spending more on sports than other states.

“We are spending twice the amount we spend on sports in the country’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh. Our budget on sports and education for a population of 1.25 crore is just Rs 75 crore less than Maharashtra, which has a population of 12 crore.
“Therefore, we are spending more on sports and education as compared to other states. Our sports infrastructure is second to none. We have one stadium and one indoor stadium in every district and I am thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this.

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Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said that no one will be allowed to harm the unity and sovereignty of the country and the government will not deal strictly with those involved in anti-national activities or creating obstacles in the path of peace. Will hesitate Union Territory.

Speaking at the ‘Pedal for Peace’ event organized by JK Police here, the LG also said that the time is over when efforts were made to buy peace in JK and the administration is now with the sole aim of establishing peace in the UT. Works. .

No one will be allowed to harm the unity and sovereignty of the country. We want peace and brotherhood, but we will not hesitate to sternly deal with those involved in anti-national activities or creating obstacles in the way of peace in Jammu and Kashmir.

Appreciating the sacrifice of J&K Police, Sinha said that important milestones, institutions or roads in the Union Territory would be named after police personnel or other forces who laid down their lives for the country.

“The concerned committee has taken the decision and the process will start from September 30. There cannot be a better way to honor the sacrifice of those who have given their blood to save Jammu and Kashmir and the country. Many people have sacrificed their lives and I assure that the government will take care of health, education and basic facilities of their families and children.

Sinha said that it is true that the situation has changed in the Union Territory, but there has also been a major change in the policy.
“There was a time when efforts were made to buy peace, but, I think, that time is over now and everyone should understand that this administration serves the sole purpose of establishing peace and civil administration. And both the police are working on this policy. This is a huge difference which has happened in the recent past,” he said.

The LG said that the JK Police has worked to protect the peace and sovereignty of the country and has carried out its duty towards the nation along with other associates of JK in spite of various difficulties.
“I thank you for your sacrifice and for being alert to maintain internal security,” he said.
He said that the way Jammu and Kashmir Police is working with restraint and courage and with love for the motherland, it is commendable.
“Maintaining law and order, fighting terrorism and working for the interests of the people is not an easy task,” he said.
Sinha said that the JK Police is also fighting substance abuse and trying to bring in the mainstream the youth who use drugs.
“I appeal to the youth to stay away from it and channelize their energies into doing something good for themselves, their families, society and Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
Referring to the spike in COVID-19 cases in Srinagar, Sinha appealed to the people to follow the guidelines and get vaccinated.
“Today, we see that 50 per cent of the total COVID-19 positive cases are coming from Srinagar. I… request the people of Srinagar to follow the SOP, otherwise we will go back to where we were last year,” the LG said.

Sinha said that sporting events have the power to bring about a lot more change than any other event and J&K is spending more on sports than other states.

“We are spending twice the amount we spend on sports in the country’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh. Our budget on sports and education for a population of 1.25 crore is just Rs 75 crore less than Maharashtra, which has a population of 12 crore.
“Therefore, we are spending more on sports and education as compared to other states. Our sports infrastructure is second to none. We have one stadium and one indoor stadium in every district and I am thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this.

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JK is trying to promote Sanskrit as per the recommendations of the new education policy

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said that no one will be allowed to harm the unity and sovereignty of the country and the government will not deal strictly with those involved in anti-national activities or creating obstacles in the path of peace. Will hesitate Union Territory.

Speaking at the ‘Pedal for Peace’ event organized by JK Police here, the LG also said that the time is over when efforts were made to buy peace in JK and the administration is now with the sole aim of establishing peace in the UT. Works. .

No one will be allowed to harm the unity and sovereignty of the country. We want peace and brotherhood, but we will not hesitate to sternly deal with those involved in anti-national activities or creating obstacles in the way of peace in Jammu and Kashmir.

Appreciating the sacrifice of J&K Police, Sinha said that important milestones, institutions or roads in the Union Territory would be named after police personnel or other forces who laid down their lives for the country.

“The concerned committee has taken the decision and the process will start from September 30. There cannot be a better way to honor the sacrifice of those who have given their blood to save Jammu and Kashmir and the country. Many people have sacrificed their lives and I assure that the government will take care of health, education and basic facilities of their families and children.

Sinha said that it is true that the situation has changed in the Union Territory, but there has also been a major change in the policy.
“There was a time when efforts were made to buy peace, but, I think, that time is over now and everyone should understand that this administration serves the sole purpose of establishing peace and civil administration. And both the police are working on this policy. This is a huge difference which has happened in the recent past,” he said.

The LG said that the JK Police has worked to protect the peace and sovereignty of the country and has carried out its duty towards the nation along with other associates of JK in spite of various difficulties.
“I thank you for your sacrifice and for being alert to maintain internal security,” he said.
He said that the way Jammu and Kashmir Police is working with restraint and courage and with love for the motherland, it is commendable.
“Maintaining law and order, fighting terrorism and working for the interests of the people is not an easy task,” he said.
Sinha said that the JK Police is also fighting substance abuse and trying to bring in the mainstream the youth who use drugs.
“I appeal to the youth to stay away from it and channelize their energies into doing something good for themselves, their families, society and Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
Referring to the spike in COVID-19 cases in Srinagar, Sinha appealed to the people to follow the guidelines and get vaccinated.
“Today, we see that 50 per cent of the total COVID-19 positive cases are coming from Srinagar. I… request the people of Srinagar to follow the SOP, otherwise we will go back to where we were last year,” the LG said.

Sinha said that sporting events have the power to bring about a lot more change than any other event and J&K is spending more on sports than other states.

“We are spending twice the amount we spend on sports in the country’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh. Our budget on sports and education for a population of 1.25 crore is just Rs 75 crore less than Maharashtra, which has a population of 12 crore.
“Therefore, we are spending more on sports and education as compared to other states. Our sports infrastructure is second to none. We have one stadium and one indoor stadium in every district and I am thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this.

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