Jharkhand Mining Case ED Seizes Illegal Vessel Involved In Smuggling Ann
Jharkhand Illegal Mining Case: During the ongoing investigation in the...
Jharkhand Illegal Mining Case: During the ongoing investigation in the case of illegal mining and extortion in Jharkhand, the ED has seized an inland vessel MV Infra Link III. It is alleged that this ship was cooperating in illegal work. The estimated value of this vessel is said to be ₹ 30 crores. Apart from this, the Enforcement Directorate has also identified some illegal mines.
A top ED official said that during the ongoing investigation in Jharkhand, ED officials came to know that an inland vessel was used to move the Silla blocks of stone chips mined in this illegal work. being done.
was working without a permit
During investigation, it was found that the registration number of the inland vessel is WB 1809. It was also learned that the vessel was being operated illegally without a permit from Shakargarh Ghat in Sahibganj. Pankaj Mishra, a close aide of Jharkhand CM, and his associate Rajesh Yadav alias Dahu Yadav were involved in this conspiracy. The estimated cost of this vessel is said to be around Rs 30 crore. A case has been registered in this regard.
ED was working for many days
According to a top ED official, from July 25, 2022, an ED team is visiting Sahibganj district of Jharkhand. Simultaneously, Jharkhand District Forest Office, District Mining Office Jharkhand is conducting a joint survey with the officials of the State Pollution Control Board to identify such people who have benefited from this illegal scam. The ED claims that during this period it has identified an illegal mine where a huge amount of mining has been done.
A close aide of Jharkhand CM was also arrested
Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate had arrested Pankaj Mishra, who is said to be close to the Chief Minister of Jharkhand, on 19 July 2022. Which was sent to ED’s custodial interrogation till August 1, 2022 by a special court in Ranchi.
The ED also seized cash worth crores from 50 bank accounts of Pankaj Mishra, Dahu Yadav and his associates. Also, in this case, the ED had searched 21 places in Sahibganj, Barhait, Rajmahal, Mirzachowki and Barharwa.
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