CM Hemant Soren
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s troubles are not ending. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a fresh summons to CM Soren for questioning in a money laundering case related to the alleged land scam. According to which Soren will appear before the federal agency on December 12.
According to the information, on Tuesday, CM Soren will record his statement before the federal agency under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. This is the sixth time that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a notice to the CM. However, he has not appeared before the ED even once. He had ignored all the summons of the agency.
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14 people have been arrested
According to ED, a gang is working to illegally change the ownership of land through mafia in Jharkhand, which is quite active. ED has arrested 14 people in this case, including Chhavi Ranjan who is a 2011 batch Indian Administrative Service officer. Before this, he was also working as the Director of State Social Welfare Department and Deputy Commissioner of the capital Ranchi.
CM Soren was interrogated last year also
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Hemant Soren has filed a petition in the Supreme Court demanding protection from ED action. CM Soren claimed that he was being targeted and harassed due to political reasons. However, regarding this, the Supreme Court asked CM Soren to approach the High Court. After which the CM had challenged the ED’s summons in the High Court. Earlier in November last year, the ED had questioned Hemant Soren in another money laundering case related to illegal mining.
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