The Supreme Court dismissesd the plea of journalist Rana Ayyub challenging the summons issued to her by a special PMLA court in Ghaziabad in a money laundering case lodged against her by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday.
Ayyub's lawyers raises jurisdictional issue
Ayyub was served with a summons by the Ghaziabad court on November 29 and told to appear there on January 27.
Since Rana is a resident of Mumbai and the allegations concern money gathered through an internet platform called Ketto in Mumbai and the account where money was received in Navi Mumbai, attorney Vrinda Grover contested the jurisdiction of the Ghaziabad court.
She emphasised that a FIR filed by a member of the Hindu IT Cell at the Indirapuram Police Station in Ghaziabad served as the case's catalyst. She was never detained while the inquiry was being handled by the ED zonal office in Delhi.
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