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Jharkhand: ED seeks 10-day remand of former CM Hemant Soren, next hearing today

Jharkhand LIVE: Hemant Soren was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate shortly after he tendered his resignation from the Jharkhand Chief Minister's post in Ranchi.

Edited By : Arushi Jaiswal, Sheenu Sharma
Ranchi
Updated on: February 02, 2024 0:02 IST
Former Jharkhand CM and JMM leader Hemant Soren being
Image Source : PTI (FILE) Former Jharkhand CM and JMM leader Hemant Soren being produced before a PMLA court following his arrest by Enforcement Directorate officials in a money laundering case in Ranchi.

Hemant Soren HIGHLIGHTS:  Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on charges of money laundering, has been sent to judicial custody for a day by the PMLA Court in Ranchi. The ED sought 10 days remand for Soren. The court reserved its order for Friday (February 2). Soren was arrested shortly after he resigned from his position. The arrest came after more than seven hours of questioning related to an alleged land fraud case. Soren is be produced before a court today. The probe agency is expected to seek custody of Soren and present the evidence gathered against the de facto JMM chief. During the second round of questioning, the agency posed 15 questions to Soren, who was initially questioned on January 20. Jharkhand Transport Minister Champai Soren will be the news Chief Minister of the state. Amid ongoing political crisis in Jharkhand JMM-led alliance MLAs are likely to be shifted outside the state to prevent BJP's poaching attempt, said sources. 

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