ED needs special court permission to arrest PMLA accused who responds to court summons: Supreme Court

In essence, ED officers cannot use their special powers to arrest under Section 19 of the PMLA once they have moved a complaint against an accused who was not arrested during investigation.
Supreme Court and ED
Supreme Court and ED

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) cannot arrest an accused who appears after special court summons in a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) complaint, without seeking permission of such court.

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