Jharkhand: ED seizes Rs 3 crore after raids in PMLA case against IAS officer. Description
Jharkhand: The Enforcement Directorate on Friday seized over Rs 3 crore in cash during searches in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh. The ED raids were part of the money laundering probe against state IAS officer Pooja Singhal and others.
They said bundles of cash, largely in Rs 500 and some Rs 2,000 notes, were seized from the premises of a person identified as Mohd E Ansari.
Money laundering probe against Singhal
The agency recovered the cash during raids in the ongoing money laundering probe against Singhal. Pooja Singhal, a 2000 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on May 11 on charges of money laundering linked to alleged irregularities in the MGNREGA scheme.
In February, the Supreme Court had granted interim bail to the suspended officer for a period of two months so that he could take care of his ailing daughter.
The ED is also probing his role in connection with alleged irregularities in the state’s mining sector under a second case filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
(With inputs from PTI)
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