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Jharkhand government removes Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department Avinash Kumar

Jharkhand news: The home secretary of the state was removed at a time when the Enforcement Directorate was interrogating Chief Minister Hemant Soren in connection with a money laundering case.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma @20sheenu Ranchi Updated on: January 31, 2024 18:30 IST
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Jharkhand news: Senior IAS officer Avinash Kumar was removed as the Additional Chief Secretary of the Home Department of the Jharkhand government on today (January 31), a statement said.

Chief Secretary L Khiangte will hold the additional charge of the Home, Jail and Disaster Management Department, it said.

The home secretary of the state was removed at a time when the Enforcement Directorate (ED) was interrogating Chief Minister Hemant Soren in connection with a money laundering case.

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Kumar is yet to be given a new responsibility.

Who is L Khiangte?: 

Last year, the 1988 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, Lalbiaktluanga Khiangte, was appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Jharkhand. CM Hemant Soren-led Jharkhand government announced the appointment of Khiangte, on December 6, 2023.

L Khiangte previously served as the Director General of the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) with additional charge of Additional Chief Secretary for the Forest, Environment, and Climate Change Department.

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