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Jharkhand CM’s aid Pankaj Mishra under ED net

By IndianMandarins- 20 Jul 2022
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Ranchi (20.07.2022): Even after Jharkhand Mukti Morcha led by Shibu Soren supported the NDA Presidential candidate, the ED arrested a political aide of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren Pankaj Mishra in connection with a money-laundering probe linked to alleged illegal mining in the state.

Mishra was arrested under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), adding that he was "evasive in his replies" during questioning. Mishra will be produced before a Ranchi court today where the ED will seek his custody.

ED had raided at least 19 locations on July 8 as part of the probe against Mishra linked to alleged irregularities in the operation of toll plaza tenders and instances of illegal mining in the state. The ED had frozen deposits of ₹ 11.88 crores lying in 37 bank accounts belonging to Pankaj Mishra and Dahoo Yadav, a person linked to him.

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