The suspended IAS officer was arrested in Khunti district in a money laundering case involving alleged embezzlement of MGNREGA funds and some other dubious financial transactions. Singhal was posted as Deputy Commissioner of Khunti between February 2009 and July 2010.
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Ed in money laundering case Jharkhand suspended ias officer Pooja Singhal Many properties have been attached. It is being told that Singhal’s hospital, diagnostic centre, assets worth Rs 82.77 crore have been attached. Cases are registered against the suspended officer in connection with the misuse of MNREGA funds. The suspended IAS officer was arrested in Khunti district in a money laundering case involving alleged embezzlement of MGNREGA funds and some other dubious financial transactions. Singhal was posted as Deputy Commissioner of Khunti between February 2009 and July 2010.
The ED said the properties include a super specialty hospital ‘Pulse Super Specialty Hospital’, a diagnostic center ‘Pulse Diagnostic and Imaging Centre’ and two land parcels located in Ranchi. The agency probing the money laundering and financial transactions case said the ED had initiated a money laundering probe against Singhal on the basis of FIRs lodged by the Jharkhand Police and the Vigilance Bureau.
Three arrested including IAS officer
According to media reports, investigation has revealed that the money of MNREGA scam was deposited in various bank accounts of Pooja Singhal and her relatives. According to the report, Singhal invested the money in properties. This is the reason why many of his properties have been attached. It has been told in the report that three people including Singhal were arrested in this case, who are currently in judicial custody. According to the report, the PMLA-court has taken cognizance of the complaints filed in this case and three cases are registered in this case.
Husband and a CA were also raided by ED
Pooja Singhal, a 2000 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on May 11 on charges of money laundering linked to alleged irregularities in the MGNREGA scheme. Apart from her premises, the agency also raided those of her businessman husband and a chartered accountant. He was later suspended and is currently lodged in jail under judicial custody.