Senior IAS officer arrested by ED in money laundering case, remanded

Jharkhand, May 12: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials arrested senior IAS officer and Mining Secretary Pooja Singhal on Wednesday in a money laundering case linked to alleged embezzlement of MGNREGA funds in Khunti and other suspicious financial transactions. Suspicion grew on her as she did not reply for RTI queries, sources claimed.

The ED produced her before a special PMLA court and took her on remand for five days. Meanwhile, Opposition demanded resignation of Chief Minister Hemant Soren alleging arrested IAS officer followed orders of him. But the ruling party leaders condemned allegations of Opposition.

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