Ed’s Screws Close Aide Of Jharkhand Cm Hemant Soren, Seized So Many Crores News
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The Enforcement Directorate on Friday revealed that the probe agency has seized Rs 11.88 crore lying in the accounts of Pankaj Mishra, the political representative of Chief Minister Hemant Soren in Jharkhand. This action has been taken by the ED during the investigation in a case of money laundering. This case is related to illegal mining in the state.
The ED has said that this action has been taken after raids on 19 locations including Sahibganj, Barhet, Rajmahal, Mirza Chowki and Barharwa in Jharkhand on July 8. The investigating agency has said that during this raid, many incriminating documents and unaccounted money were also recovered.
The investigating agency has said that an amount of Rs 11.88 crore was deposited in 37 bank accounts in the name of Pankaj Mishra, Dahu Yadav and their associates, who have been seized under the Money Laundering Act in the illegal mining case. During the raid, five stone crushers which were used for illegal mining and an equal quantity of cartridges of illegal guns were also seized.
The ED has said that during these raids, illegal mining of about Rs 100 crore has also been revealed.
Let us tell you that in the month of May last, the ED raided the places of Jharkhand IAS officer Pooja Singhal, her businessman husband and their associates while investigating in the money laundering case. During that time the investigating agency had seized a huge amount of cash.
Pooja Singhal, a 2000 batch IAS officer, was posted as Mining Secretary in Jharkhand at that time. When the ED arrested him in a money laundering case, he was suspended by the state government.
During that time Suman Kumar, a chartered accountant associated with Pooja Singhal and her husband, was also arrested by the investigating agency. At that time also, during the raid, the ED had seized Rs 19.76 crore in cash. In this case, the investigating agency has filed a charge sheet against Pooja Singhal and her associates in the PMLA court in Ranchi this month.
The ED has said that during the investigation of this entire episode, it has come to the fore that a major part of the seized amount was earned from illegal mining and some senior bureaucrats and politicians also had a part in it.
ED raids Bengal’s Rashmi group
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided the premises of West Bengal-based Rashmi Group companies and seized 1.01 crore cash and frozen bank deposits of about Rs 95 crore. The ED said on Friday that this action was taken under the money laundering case. The ED is probing the company and its promoters. “The case pertains to causing a loss of Rs 73.40 crore to the exchequer by misusing the dual freight policy of Indian Railways to take advantage of low freight charges for transportation of iron ore,” the probe agency said in a statement. The statement said raids were conducted on three premises in Bengal on July 13. This money laundering case came to light after the FIR registered by the CBI against Rashmi Group. These include Rashmi Cement Limited and Rashmi Metallic Limited.