IAS Pooja Singhal: After completion of the remand of IAS Pooja Singhal and CA Suman, arrested on charges of scam in MNREGA fund, both were presented in the court today. The court has extended the remand period of both by 4 days. The investigation of ED in this case is now moving towards the Mining Department. Today the mining officials of Palamu, Sahibganj and Dumka were called to the ED’s office for questioning.
Let us tell you that the ED is probing the money laundering of MNREGA scam money. Pooja Singhal was arrested for this. This is the case of 2008. Then she was the Deputy Commissioner in Khunti. In Jharkhand, Mining Secretary Singhal was dismissed from the post soon after his arrest in the case. The ED scanned his transactions for the last three years to check for traces of suspicious money. The agency also investigated all his properties.
ED got Rs 19 crore in raids
Earlier, four cars of his chartered accountant Suman Kumar were seized. A source said that someone else had paid for the luxury cars, which was suspicious. The ED has also recovered some incriminating documents from him. During the investigation of this case, the ED had raided more than 18 places related to Pooja Singhal. In which 19 crore cash was found from the house of CA Suman of Pooja Singhal. It is said that it was Singhal’s money. ED will try to trace the source. The ED has recorded the statements of Singhal and her husband in the case.
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