ED Summons Jharkhand MP Dhiraj Sahu in Money Laundering Case

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Congress Rajya Sabha MP Dhiraj Sahu for questioning on February 10 in an alleged money laundering case connected to former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

Official sources said the ED wants to question Sahu regarding his purported links with Soren and a BMW SUV the agency had seized from the JMM leader’s Delhi residence earlier. The luxury car is reportedly registered under a firm located in Manesar belonging to the MP.

The agency suspects the car may have been routed through a “benami” deal connected to Sahu. Soren was arrested by the ED on January 31 on charges of money laundering linked to illegal land deals. He had stepped down as Jharkhand CM prior to his arrest and is currently in the agency’s custody.

On Wednesday, the ED also searched a property in Gurugram’s Kardarpur village related to the address used for registering the Haryana-numbered vehicle. Two locations in Kolkata were also raided as part of the investigation.

Notably, Sahu was in the news in December when the Income Tax department seized a record Rs 351.8 crore cash during raids on Boudh Distillery Pvt Ltd, a company linked to his family in Odisha.

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