Judicial remand of Pooja Singhal extended till July 5

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Judicial remand of Pooja Singhal extended till July 5

Thursday, 23 June 2022 | PNS | Ranchi

The Special PMLA court of Prabhat Kumar Sharma on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of the suspended IAS Pooja Singhal till July 5. She along with chartered accountant Suman Singh were produced before the court through video conferencing. They were arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on the charge of money laundering in the MNREGA scam case in Khunti district.During the hearing Suman Singh requested the court to order the ED to release his four wheelers. The ED had carried out raids at the residence of Pooja Singhal, Suman Singhal and others on May 6. The ED arrested Suman Singh a day after the raid and recovered Rs 19.31 Crore from his residence. Pooja Singhal was arrested on May 11. The court asked Pooja Singhal whether she was getting facilities in the jail as per the jail manual. She responded and said that she was not facing any problem. The ED is soon going to file a chargesheet against Pooja Singhal, Suman Singh and many others under the provisions of the money laundering act. The chargesheet is likely to be filed by the end of this month. As per the law the ED has to submit the charge sheet within 60 days of the arrest of the accused persons.

 

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