On Monday, a team from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) visited the residence of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren as part of a money laundering investigation. This development comes in the wake of Soren's recent deposition in an alleged land fraud case, during which the ED had questioned him at his official residence in Ranchi on January 20.
The ED had issued fresh summons to Chief Minister Soren, asking him to confirm his availability for further questioning on either January 29 or January 31. The ongoing investigation is related to an alleged "huge racket of illegal change of ownership of land by the mafia" in Jharkhand, as per the agency's statements.
The visit to Soren's residence is indicative of the continued scrutiny and inquiry into the money laundering aspects connected to the alleged land fraud case. Further details regarding the ED's findings or the specific aspects under investigation are yet to be disclosed.
(With Agency Inputs)