ED to question Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren in connection with illegal sale of Army Land

Last Updated: Jan 31, 2024

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The Enforcement Directorate officials will interrogate Chief Minister Hemant Soren today at 1 pm in the afternoon in the alleged money laundering case linked to illegal sale purchase of Army land. CM has called the ED officials to his residence for questioning against the 10th summon issued to him. In view of the questioning of the Chief Minister, the security of CM residence, Raj Bhavan and ED office has been increased. About two thousand security forces have been deployed at these places. Ranchi SDO Utkarsh Kumar has imposed prohibitory orders within a radius of 100 meters of CM residence, Raj Bhavan and ED office.

There is a ban on holding demonstrations and carrying traditional weapons at these places. This is the second time that ED has interrogated Hemant Soren at CM’s residence. Earlier on January 20, ED had interrogated him for about seven hours in the same case.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday the Chief Minister held two meetings of all the MLAs of the ruling coalition government one after the other. His wife Kalpana Soren also attended the first meeting. In the second meeting of the legislative party 43 MLAs were present which lasted for two hours. Four MLAs of JMM Sita Soren, Ramdas Soren, Chamra Linda and Lobin Hembram remained absent.

According to sources, Plan B was discussed in the meeting. There was discussion on what would happen to the government in this situation if the ED arrests the CM. After the meeting, the MLAs said that all the MLAs of the alliance have assured the Chief Minister that he would remain the CM for full 5 years. All the MLAs will also reach the CM residence today.

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