In connection with the prevention of money laundering case connected to the MGNREGA funds fraud of roughly Rs 18 crore, the Enforcement Directorate confiscated three cars belonging to IAS officer Pooja Singhal’s Chartered Accountant (CA) Suman Kumar.
Singhal appeared before the ED’s team in Ranchi on Tuesday. Her interrogation is still ongoing. She is being questioned about the massive cash recovery and her suspected role in the case. CA Following repeated raids, Kumar, who works for Singhal and her husband, was arrested on Saturday. Kumar was thereafter placed in ED custody for five days. The ED confiscated three of his cars on Tuesday, classifying them as proceeds of crime.
The ED discovered Rs 19.31 crore and several damning documents from Kumar’s home on Friday.
During the probe, Kumar, a CA of IAS official and Jharkhand mining secretary Pooja Singhal, came to light. Kumar is also in charge of Singhal’s husband’s accounts.
Ranchi, Chandigarh, Noida, Mumbai, Kollata, Mujjafarpur, Saharsa, and other sections of the NCR, including Faridabad and Gurugram, were among the locations raided.
After taking the entire sum, the ED also recorded the CA’s remarks. They needed the assistance of bank employees and a currency counting machine.
It’s worth noting that Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren is also the state’s mining minister.