Notice sent to Geelani over illegal possession of $10k
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday issued a show cause notice to Tehreek-eHurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, for alleged illegal acquisition and possession of foreign currency to the tune of $10,000. In a statement ED said its case relates to “recovery and seizure of $ 10,000 by Income Tax from the residence of Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Srinagar. “Following inputs from Income Tax (I-T), Syed Ali Shah Geelani was asked to appear in response to the summons issued under FEMA but he did not appear. His counsel submitted a written reply and denied the recovery of foreign currency from his residence,” the statement said.The statement added that following further summons Geelani’s chartered accountant submitted the appeal documents confirming the recovery and seizure of foreign currency.