President of Peoples Democratic Party and former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti has moved the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to quash the summons issued to her by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) earlier this month (Mehbooba Mufti vs UOI)..She has also challenged the constitutional validity of Section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA)..Section 50 of the PMLA empowers the ‘authority’ i.e., officers of the ED, to summon any person to give evidence or produce records..Mufti received summons from an officer of the ED on March 5 under Section 50(2) and (3) of the PMLA, purporting to call for “evidence” in connection with a case registered by it. .In her petition, Mufti has argued that neither was she the subject of investigation nor was she an accused in any of the scheduled offences. .Further, it was also not informed whether she was being summoned as an accused or as a witness, the plea has contended. .Section 50, Mufti has submitted is in violation of Article 20(3) of the Constitution. "None of the protections against compelled self-incrimination whether under the Constitution or under statutes (Sections 161(2), 162 of the CrPC, and Sections 25, 26 of the Evidence Act) or any other safeguards govern Section 50 of the PMLA," the plea states. .It is her argument that unless the provisions of Section 50 are read down as being amenable to Sections 161(2) and 162 of the CrPC and Sections 24 and 25 of the Evidence Act, it shall also run the risk of being ultra vires Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution for imposing an unreasonable and unjust classification of offenders within the same statutes of predicate offences.. The petition was filed through advocate Prasanna S.