How Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren trapped in illegal mining case? ED investigation in which direction

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren seems to be trapped again. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons to him in the case of illegal mining. The ED has summoned him on Thursday for questioning in the money laundering case related to illegal mining.

The agency had claimed that Hemant Soren’s bank passbook and his signed check book were found from Mishra’s house. The agency also claims that so far it has identified misappropriation of more than one thousand crore rupees in connection with illegal mining.

How was Hemant Soren trapped?

  • ED conducted raids in July in connection with money laundering in illegal mining. These raids took place at the premises of Pankaj Mishra, who is considered close to Hemant Soren. Mishra was arrested in this case and is currently in judicial custody.
  • The ED has claimed in the chargesheet that during the raid, a passbook, two check books and two checks signed by Soren were found from Mishra’s house.

According to the chargesheet, a sealed envelope was found in Mishra’s house. In this passbook, two check books and two signed cheques were found. All these were in the name of Hemant Soren.

  • ED had also seized bank documents and files of Hemant Soren and his family members during raids at the houses of different suspects in this case.

In the chargesheet, the agency has written that Pankaj Mishra was involved in illegal mining and misappropriated crores of rupees on the instructions of Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

30 crore ship was also found

Apart from crores of cash and bank documents, the ED had also seized a ship, which was worth Rs 30 crore. Pankaj Mishra was using this ship.

It is alleged that at the behest of Rajesh Yadav, this ship was being operated illegally at Sukargarh Ghat in Sahebganj without any permit. The ship was being used to transport illegally mined stones.