Days after interrogation, Hemant Soren receives additional ED summons
The ED has stated that clarifications are required regarding its investigation into the alleged scam concerning the ownership of a 7.16-acre land in Ranchi.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has been newly summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to appear on January 27 and 31 for additional questioning in relation to the agency’s money laundering investigation into an alleged land scam, as per sources.
After evading seven summons, Soren underwent nearly seven hours of questioning on Saturday. The ED has emphasized the necessity for clarifications regarding its investigation into the alleged scam involving the ownership of 7.16 acres of land in Ranchi.
The land in question is purportedly obtained through criminal proceeds from the illicit sale of army land. Soren contends that the case lacks clarity, and he has disclosed the details of his assets publicly.
In connection with the case, the agency has detained 14 individuals, among them bureaucrat Chhavi Ranjan, and entrepreneurs Amit Agrawal and Bishnu Agrawal, proprietors of shopping malls in Ranchi.
On Saturday, Soren reassured his supporters, stating that they were advancing by uniting the national opposition. “There’s no need to fear. Maintain high morale. I guarantee that as your leader, I will face the first bullet fired towards us.”