Hearing in High Court on the arrest of Hemant Soren, Kapil Sibal raised questions on ED’s investigation in money laundering case.

Land Scam Case: The case of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was heard in the High Court on Monday (February 12). Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader Soren’s lawyer Kapil Sibal, while arguing in the Jharkhand High Court, said that he was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in an alleged money laundering case related to the ownership of a plot, but the agency is now investigating other cases instead of that original case. Is investigating.

According to an Indian Express report, Sibal told a two-member bench hearing the petition challenging Soren’s arrest that a sitting Chief Minister had been arrested. We are talking about independence here. This is a very disturbing and shocking matter. ED is busy investigating unrelated cases instead of the original case.

ED had told the former CM that he was part of the syndicate

In fact, former CM Hemant Soren was arrested on January 31 in an alleged money laundering case related to the ownership of a plot. After his arrest, the central investigation agency ED had said in the first remand note that the former CM was part of a syndicate which buys and sells illegal land. Soren had argued that there is no record which shows that the plot against which the ED has accused him is his.

Sibal raised questions on investigation of transfer posting case

After this, in the second remand petition, ED had told the court that there were WhatsApp chats between Soren and his associate Binod Singh regarding transfer-posting, from which it appears that money transfer took place on a large scale. During the hearing, Soren’s lawyer Kapil Sibal pointed towards the ED probing the transfer-posting case because the agency had originally arrested the former CM in a land-ownership related case.

A two-member bench of Acting Chief Justice Chandrashekhar and Justice Arun Kumar Rai will hear the Soren case next on February 27. ED has sought time from the court to file a complete reply.

ED got less time to file reply- Kapil Sibal

During the hearing, senior advocate Sibal also argued in the court on Monday that the investigating agency Enforcement Directorate should be given less than two weeks to file its reply. Sibal said that this is a criminal case and ED has already filed its reply on merits.

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