On Thursday, former Chief Minister Hemant Soren took his legal recourse to the Supreme Court after the Jharkhand High Court denied relief to him on procedural grounds regarding the actions of the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
A Special Leave Petition (SLP) has been filed on behalf of the Jharkhand CM, and the Supreme Court is set to hear the plea on Friday. Simultaneously, Soren has expressed the intent to withdraw the petition filed in the Jharkhand High Court related to the same matter.
During the proceedings in the Jharkhand High Court, the Advocate General, representing the former CM, informed the court about the filed SLP in the Supreme Court and expressed the desire to withdraw the case from the High Court.
The bench, consisting of Acting Chief Justice of the High Court Justice S Chandrashekhar and Justice Anubha Rawat Chaudhary, heard Soren's petition. However, the bench raised concerns about the lack of information provided to the defendant (ED) and the absence of proper notice, deeming the petition not worthy of consideration.
This legal development comes on the heels of a dynamic day, where Hemant Soren resigned from his position as the ED arrested him in connection with a money laundering case linked to an alleged land scam. The ED, after questioning Soren at his Ranchi residence, stated that his answers were unsatisfactory, leading to his arrest.
(With Agency Inputs)