ED arrests Jharkhand minister Alamgir Alam in money laundering case | India News

NEW DELHI: Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday arrested Jharkhand rural development minister and Congress leader Alamgir Alam in connection with a huge cash recovery from the household help of his personal secretary Sanjeev Lal.
This comes after Alam appeared before the ED in Ranchi for questioning for the second consecutive day in a money laundering case.
“I was called today as well and so I have come,” Alam said to reporters before entering the ED office. Alam was interrogated by the ED for about 10 hours on Tuesday.
Alam’s personal secretary and the his house help were arrested by the ED on Tuesday, a day after Rs 35.23 crore were seized from them.
Both Sanjiv Lal, PS to Alam, and his domestic help, Jahangir Alam, were arrested by the ED after the raids and subsequent recovery of Rs 35.23 crore in cash from their premises in Jharkhand’s Ranchi. Steel trunks filled with recovered cash were taken away from Alamgir Alam’s residence in Ranchi on Monday night.
The duo underwent questioning by the ED overnight and were taken into custody on Tuesday.
Following their arrest under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the duo was produced in a special PMLA court and has been sent to ED remand for six days, officials said.
(With agency inputs)

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