Money Laundering Case: Jharkhand’s senior IAS officer Pooja Singhal was arrested by the ED on Wednesday in connection with the disproportionate assets and money laundering case. Singhal had appeared before the ED for the second consecutive day in connection with the investigation in this case. He was arrested after interrogation. The agency has also recorded the statement of her businessman husband Abhishek Jha. According to sources, Pooja Singhal’s husband can also be arrested.
ED has prepared a special plan to interrogate Pooja Singhal. Even after Singhal’s arrest, the ED director will be in constant touch with the interrogation team. During the interrogation, Joint Director Kapil Raj himself will be present from Delhi. At the s ame time, Deputy Director Subodh Kumar and a woman officer will also be present with him.
Documents have been called from many departments including Singhal’s Income Tax Department for investigation. More than 3 dozen questions will be asked in the first installment of questions based on the documents and other people interrogated. Inquiry will be done by showing the documents related to the scam. A special team of ED is reaching Ranchi to interrogate him.
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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday raided 18 places in four states, including the premises of Jharkhand Mining Secretary Pooja Singhal. The raids were carried out by the ED as part of its probe into a money laundering case related to alleged diversion of MGNREGA funds. According to the ED, raids were conducted in Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Punjab and several documents purportedly linked to Singhal were unearthed. According to the information, the agency has also recovered Rs 19 crore in cash from the house of a chartered accountant in Ranchi, who is allegedly linked to Singhal.
After coming to the fore of such a big case, many questions are arising. Let us tell you who is this Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Pooja Singhal. In fact, a 2000-batch Jharkhand-cadre IAS officer, Singhal has held several top positions, from agriculture secretary in the previous BJP government to tourism and industry secretary in the current Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-led government. Her husband Abhishek Jha is the Managing Director of Pulse Sanjeevani Healthcare Private Hospital.
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