The Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) provisions are the subject of a lawsuit brought by the State of Chhattisgarh before the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has original jurisdiction over disputes between States or between the Centre and States under Article 131. The initial lawsuit was filed in accordance with Article 131 of the Constitution and relates to recent searches carried out in the State of Chhattisgarh by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
- Whether section sections 17,50,63 and 71 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) are ultra vires of the Constitution.
- Whether the provision of Chapters V, VI, VII, XII, and XIII of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) apply to the provisions of PMLA
SUPREME COURT ANALYSIS
A bench consisting of Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud, Justices S Ravindra Bhat, and Justice PS Narasimha heard the case.