SIGN UP FOR POSTSCARD'S MORNING NEWSLETTER

The best stories of the day, in your inbox

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

sanjiv lal

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

Filmmaker Payal Kapadia has scripted history by becoming the first Indian

YouTube Music has just rolled out an exciting new feature

A devastating fire broke out at the New Born Baby Care

A devastating fire at the TRP amusement and theme park’s

Kabosu, the Shiba Inu that became a global sensation as

Exactly two years after the tragic Uvalde school massacre, families

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: A devastating landslide in Papua New

In a significant development, Bibhav Kumar, the main accused in

The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has made a

In a significant development for Tamil Nadu’s ambitions of becoming

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has initiated large-scale military exercises

Activision has officially announced the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been discharged from Ahmedabad’s

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued warnings for Cyclone

At least seven people lost their lives, and 48 others

Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321, en route from London to Singapore,

Microsoft has just unveiled its latest innovation in the PC

In a significant development, the High Court of the United Kingdom has

Indian students studying medicine in Kyrgyzstan’s capital city, Bishkek, find

Two people tragically lost their lives in a horrific accident

In a high-stakes clash during the IPL 2024, Chennai Super

Rockstar Games, the renowned developer behind the Grand Theft Auto

Prafulla Dhariwal, an Indian computer scientist, has emerged as the

In a move to revitalize its tourism industry, China has

Get daily updates in your inbox. Subscribe to our newsletter.