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ED Arrests Jharkhand Minister’s Secretary Sanjiv Lal After Rs 32 Crore Cash Haul

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has made a significant breakthrough in its investigation into alleged irregularities in the Jharkhand rural development department. On Tuesday, the ED arrested Jharkhand rural development minister and Congress MLA Alamgir Alam’s personal secretary, Sanjiv Lal, along with his domestic help. The arrests came after the central agency recovered over Rs 32 crore in ‘unaccounted’ cash from them.

Overnight Questioning and Apprehension of Sanjiv Lal

Lal and his domestic help were taken into custody under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) following their overnight questioning. The ED had previously raided a 2BHK flat in Ranchi, which is allegedly occupied by Lal’s domestic help, Jehangir. The raid was part of the money laundering investigation into the alleged irregularities in the state rural development department. Apart from the flat, the ED also recovered Rs 3 crore from other premises, bringing the total cash recovery to Rs 35.23 crore.

Denial of Wrongdoing

Despite the substantial cash recovery and the arrests, Jharkhand rural development minister Alamgir Alam has denied any wrongdoing on his part. The investigation continues, and authorities are closely examining the financial transactions and connections related to this case.

The ED’s actions have sent shockwaves through the political circles in Jharkhand, and the case is likely to have broader implications. As the investigation unfolds, more details may emerge about the source of the cash and the individuals involved.

Stay tuned for further updates as this high-profile case develops.

The Enforcement Directorate’s recent arrest of Jharkhand minister Alamgir Alam’s secretary and domestic help has raised eyebrows. The recovery of over Rs 32 crore in cash from them has put the spotlight on alleged irregularities in the state’s rural development department. As the investigation continues, the political landscape in Jharkhand remains tense. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing case1

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