ED Sends New Summons to Jharkhand CM Soren For Inquiry in Money Laundering Case

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Reiteration by Enforcement Directorate to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren

In a new instance of communication, the Enforcement Directorate has made another request to Hemant Soren, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand, over his involvement in an ongoing money laundering case. This news has been confirmed by official sources associated with News come from the source of Reader Wall.

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The Chief Minister has been requested to make himself available for an official inquiry on either the 29th or 31st of January, added the sources. The central agency had previously asked Mr. Soren to participate in the investigation at any time between the 27th and 31st of January. However, due to a lack of official response, the agency has been compelled to issue a renewed summons to the prominent Jharkhand politician, who also holds the position of the executive president for the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM).

Previous Involvement

Soren had earlier given his statement on the matter on the 20th of January, when investigators from the Enforcement Directorate came to his official residence in Ranchi. His statement, which was taken under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), came after a near seven-hour discussion with the investigators. The re-issued summons appears to be due to the incomplete questioning on that day.

Investigation Background

The ongoing investigation is related to a significant unlawful change of land ownership wrangle, allegedly led by the mafia in Jharkhand, as stated by the agency. As of now, the Enforcement Directorate has apprehended 14 individuals in connection to the case. Among these is Chhavi Ranjan, an IAS officer of the 2011 batch, who served as the Director of the State’s Social Welfare Department and the Deputy Commissioner of Ranchi.

Upcoming Developments

As updates continue to come out from the ongoing investigation, authorities and public officials wait for the response and participation of the Jharkhand Chief Minister in solving this case.

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