Pooja Singhal was questioned by the ED for almost 9 hours on Tuesday. Pooja alongside along with her husband Abhishek reached the Enforcement Directorate (ED) workplace in Hinoo space on Airport Street at round 11 am and left at round 8 pm.
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Jharkhand’s Mining Secretary Pooja Singhal has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate. The ED has made this arrest after a protracted interrogation. Earlier, Singhal had reached the Enforcement Directorate’s workplace. The ED had summoned him for questioning in Ranchi in reference to a cash laundering probe associated to alleged embezzlement of MGNREGA funds and different allegations.
Earlier, Jharkhand’s Mining Secretary Pooja Singhal was additionally summoned to report her assertion on Tuesday. She alongside along with her husband appeared earlier than the ED right here in reference to the probe into the cash laundering case and different allegations associated to alleged misappropriation of MGNREGA funds in Khunti. The ED had questioned Pooja Singhal for almost 9 hours on Tuesday.
The ED has performed inquiries in opposition to the bureaucrat, her husband, entities linked to her and others after raids on Could 6 in Jharkhand and another locations. Officers mentioned the company has additionally seized 4 SUVs – a Jaguar, a Fortuner and two Honda model vehicles – which have been within the identify of CA Suman Kumar, arrested underneath the Anti-Cash Laundering Act or individuals linked with him.
The case in opposition to Singhal and others pertains to cash laundering, by which Ram Vinod Sinha, a former junior engineer within the Jharkhand authorities, was arrested by the ED on June 17, 2020, from West Bengal. Previous to that, a case underneath PMLA was registered by the company in 2012 after going by the FIR of the State Vigilance Bureau in opposition to him.
Sinha was booked underneath legal sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) regarding dishonest and corruption. He’s accused of working as a junior engineer from April 1, 2008 to March 21, 2011, for allegedly duping public cash by investing it in his personal identify in addition to that of his relations.
The company had earlier mentioned that the mentioned funds have been earmarked for execution of presidency tasks underneath MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Assure Act) in Khunti district. Sinha informed the ED that “he has paid 5 per cent fee (out of fraud) to the district administration.”