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Money laundering case: ED arrests Jharkhand minister over Rs 35 crore cash recovery

Enforcement Directorate arrested Jharkhand minister Alamgir Alam on Wednesday in connection with a money laundering case. This comes days after Rs 35 crore was seized from the house of his personal secretary's domestic help.

Written by  Shgun S -- May 15th 2024 07:50 PM
Money laundering case: ED arrests Jharkhand minister over Rs 35 crore cash recovery

Money laundering case: ED arrests Jharkhand minister over Rs 35 crore cash recovery

Money laundering case: The Enforcement Directorate arrested Jharkhand minister Alamgir Alam on Wednesday in connection with a money laundering case. This comes days after Rs 35 crore was seized from the house of his personal secretary's domestic help.

The probe agency took the Jharkhand Minister into custody after questioning him regarding the cash seizure. The state minister for rural development had told reporters, "I was called today as well, so I have come," prior to entering the ED office. The ED questioned him for around ten hours on Tuesday.


The money laundering investigation focuses on alleged irregularities in the state's rural development department. The ED arrested Sanjeev Lal and his house help Jahangir Alam on Tuesday, after seizing Rs 35.23 crore from them the day before.

The raids began at 6 a.m. on Monday, with at least seven agency teams. According to ED officials, the majority of the recoveries came from Jahangir Alam's house near Ranchi Hill.

The searches continued into the evening, necessitating the use of multiple cash-counting machines.

"Elections are ongoing. ED is looking into the matter. They have the power to interrogate me because I am the department minister. I don't want to say anything about it. People understand everything," Alamgir Alam said.

- With inputs from agencies

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