- IAS Pooja Singhal will have to wait longer for bail
- His bail plea was heard in ED’s special court in Ranchi.
- The court has fixed August 3 as the next date of hearing.
IAS Pooja Singhal News: Illegal earning through scam in MNREGA schemes and money laundering Jharkhand’s senior IAS Pooja Singhal, who has been in judicial custody for 77 days in the case, will have to wait longer for bail. His bail plea was heard in the special court of ED in Ranchi on Tuesday. Citing ill health, his advocate requested him to be granted bail, but the ED sought time from the court to present his case in the matter. On this, the court has fixed August 3 as the next date of hearing.
ED had arrested Pooja Singhal on May 11
Significantly, on May 6, the ED had raided the residence of Pooja Singhal and more than two dozen places associated with her. During this, more than 19 crore cash was recovered from the premises of her husband’s CA Suman Kumar. After interrogation in this case, ED had arrested Pooja Singhal on May 11. After this, the ED took him on remand and questioned him for several days.
Later on July 5, the ED arrested Pooja Singhal, her husband Abhishek Jha, CA Suman Singh, then junior engineer of Khunti Zilla Parishad Ramvinod Sinha, then assistant engineer Rajendra Jain, then executive engineer Jaikishore Chaudhary, then executive engineer of Khunti special division Shashi. A 200-page charge sheet was also filed against Prakash under sections 3, 4 of money laundering and relevant sections of the PC Act.
Who is IAS Pooja Singhal
Pooja Singhal (IAS Pooja Singhal) of the year 2000 batch Jharkhand Cadre IAS officer. She became an IAS at the age of just 21 and her name is also recorded in the Limca Book of Records for achieving great achievements at a young age. Pooja Singhal has served in different positions in Jharkhand for about 20 years. During this, many serious allegations including corruption were faced on Pooja. But the government also gave him a clean chit after investigation.
Pooja Singhal’s personal life has also been very much discussed. She has done two marriages, in which her first marriage was with Jharkhand cadre IAS officer Rahul Purwar, which lasted for 12 years and then got divorced. At the same time, her second marriage was to Abhishek Jha, a businessman living in Bihar. He is the MD of Pulse Hospital in Ranchi.
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