The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed 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).

The top court said the question related to the fact of the matter is required to be decided on evidence and therefore it leaves it open to raise this issue before the trial court.

“We are dismissing this petition,” the top court said.

A bench headed by Justice V Ramasubramanian has heard the matter and reserved the order on Ayyub’s plea against the Ghaziabad court’s order where summons were issued to her in relation to a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case.

Earlier, the apex court had asked the Ghaziabad court to adjourn the case and posted Ayyub’s plea for hearing before it on January 31 against the summons issued by the Ghaziabad court.