ED files 5500-page chargesheet against Hemant Soren in land scam

Ranchi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has taken a significant step in the money laundering case involving former Chief Minister Hemant Soren by filing a Prosecution Complaint (PC), which is equivalent to a chargesheet. Alongside Soren, the ED has also filed a prosecution complaint against his friend Vinod Singh, revenue official Bhanu Pratap Prasad, Hilarious Kacchap, and Rajkumar Pahan. Additionally, the ED has attached 8.5 acres of land in connection with the case.

The ED officials submitted the Prosecution Complaint (PC) in the special court of Ranchi PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act), stating that further investigation is ongoing, indicating the possibility of filing a supplementary chargesheet in the future.

The chargesheet, spanning 5,500 pages, provides detailed information about Hemant Soren and his associates who allegedly played a crucial role in the money laundering through a land scam.

The court will now review the chargesheet before deciding on further action.

Former Chief Minister Hemant Soren appeared before the PMLA court on March 21, where his judicial custody was extended until April 5. Soren is currently incarcerated in Birsa Munda Central Jail.

Hemant Soren was arrested by the ED on January 31 in connection with a money laundering case involving a land scam, following over seven hours of interrogation.

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