Mehbooba shares ACB letter to her on political appointments in JK Bank, likens it to ‘browbeating mainstream parties’

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Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday shared a letter sent to her by Senior Superintendent of Police, Anti-Corruption Bureau, regarding political appointments in Jammu and Kashmir bank during her tenure as Chief Minister and claimed that concerted efforts are being made to browbeat mainstream leaders and thwart potential efforts for a collective response in wake of the prevailing situation in Kashmir.
In the letter, sent to her on August 3, the ACB has stated that during the course of investigation of case (FIR No. 10/2019 P/S ACBK dated 08/06/2019), It has surfaced that some appointments were made by Chairman J&K Bank on references of recommendation of few Ministers.
“It may please be clarified whether such references had your endorsement, verbal or otherwise for appointments In J&K Bank (sic),” reads the letter shared by Mehbooba Mufti on tweeter.
Mehbooba said that she was “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,” Mehbooba tweeted. (file picture used for illustration)


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