Pooja Singhal Arrested: Jharkhand’s Mining Secretary Pooja Singhal was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Khunti on Wednesday after two consecutive days of questioning in a money laundering probe related to alleged embezzlement of MGNREGA funds and other charges. After that he was presented in the court. Where the court sent Singhal on ED remand for five days.
Sources claimed that Singhal was “evading” his reply during the ED’s questioning, which led to his arrest. Pooja Singhal reached the agency’s regional office in Hinoo area of Ranchi at around 10.40 am. The officer was present at the ED’s office for nearly nine hours on Tuesday and her statement was recorded.
On May 6, the ED had conducted raids in Jharkhand and some other places against the bureaucrat, her husband, organizations associated with her and others. Chartered accountant Suman Kumar was arrested in this case on May 7.
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