A fresh summons is being issued after the ED sought legal opinion which cleared the action.
After the ED had issued summons, Nalini raised the contention that the action was wrong in law. She had stated that the summons had been issued under the Provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure while the case was being investigated under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
The ED, however, states that she is not being questioned as an accused in the case. The ED had learnt that the main accused, Sudipta Sen had invested in some media publications and he had done so under pressure from politicians and their kin. The ED is seeking to find out if Nalini was aware of this.
After legal opinion was sought the ED will now issue fresh summons under Section 50 of the PMLA. Under this section the ED can examine a witness under oath. The ED can also ask the person to submit documents and evidence under this section.