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ED arrests Jharkhand Minister Alamgir Alam after cash recovery linked to his PS

The Minister was arrested after interrogation in Rs 35 Crore cash recovery linked to his personal secretary.

News Arena Network - Ranchi - UPDATED: May 15, 2024, 06:24 AM - 2 mins read

ED arrests Jharkhand Minister Alamgir Alam after cash recovery linked to his PS

ED arrests Jharkhand Minister Alamgir Alam after cash recovery linked to his PS


The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday arrested Jharkhand Rural Development Minister Alamgir Alam after 6 hours of interrogation on the second consecutive day.

 

Alam had come to ED’s Zonal office in Ranchi on the second day for questioning in the cash recovery case on Wednesday, where he was arrested after interrogation.

 

After completing the paperwork, ED officials interrogated him about his personal secretary Sanjeev Lal and the latter’s personal assistant Jahangir Alam. It is said that Minister Alam told ED that he was unaware of personal assistant Jahangir having crores of rupees.

 

Sources said that the Minister feigned ignorance about whether Jahangir was involved in wrongdoings and said that he was not aware of the commission fraud taking place in the department.

 

The ED had interrogated Alam for about 9 hours on Tuesday.

 

Notably, on May 6, 2024, ED raided the premises of Alam’s official PS Sanjeev Lal, Lal's servant Jahangir Alam and others. During the raid, crores of rupees were recovered from the house of Lal's servant.

 

Besides, ED also seized lakhs of rupees from Sanjeev's house. About Rs 35 crore in cash and jewellery were recovered from the house of Sanjeev's servant Jahangir.

 

Later on May 7, ED arrested Sanjeev Lal and his servant. At present both are on ED remand and interrogation in being done at the ED office.

It is being said that Sanjeev Lal and Jagangir have made many revelations during the interrogation.

 

Seventy-year-old Congress leader Alamgir Alam is the Rural Development Minister in Jharkhand and represents the Pakur seat in the State assembly.

 

The raid was in connection with the ongoing investigation in a money laundering case against former Jharkhand Rural Development Department chief engineer Virendra Kumar Ram, who was arrested last year.

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