- Ship close to Chief Minister Hemant Soren used for mining
- You will be surprised to know the price
- Inland vessel was being operated without any permit
Jharkhand News: Another revelation has come in the action of the Central Investigation Agency ED in the Jharkhand tender scam case. A ship, which was used for mining, has been recovered from Pankaj Mishra, a close aide of Chief Minister Hemant Soren and his MLA representative. The ship has been seized at present, its value is being said to be around 30 crores. In the same raid, the ED has also seized an inland vessel – MV Infra Link-111.
Inland vessel was being operated without any permit
The ED says that this inland vessel was being operated illegally without any permit from Sukargarh Ghat in Sahibganj. The ship was being used to transport illegal mining stones and stone chips.
Pankaj is in jail
The Federal Investigative Agency had arrested Mishra after a long interrogation at its regional office in the past. The ED produced Mishra before Special PMLA Court Judge Prabhat Kumar Sharma and sought his remand for 14 days, saying his remand was “full knowledge of the proceeds of crime and such money generated through illegal acts”. It is necessary to check the “identity of the beneficiaries”. Mishra’s counsel opposed the ED’s request, saying his client was ready to cooperate with the agency. The defense counsel also urged that Mishra be provided necessary health care during his remand period and allowed to meet the lawyer.
case of illegal mining
The ED had launched the raids after registering a PMLA case against Mishra and others in March alleging that they illegally siphoned off huge assets in their favor. After the raid, the ED had frozen Rs 11.88 crore deposited in 37 bank accounts of Mishra and one of his associates, Dahu Yadav. Besides this, cash worth Rs 5.34 crore was also seized by the agency claiming that the money was linked to illegal mining in Jharkhand. The ED had also seized 5 illegally operated stone crushers and illegal gun cartridges. The ED said, the evidence gathered during the investigation, which includes statements, digital evidence and documents of several persons, has revealed that the seized cash or bank deposits were largely due to illegal mining in Sahibganj, including the forest area. has been received.
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