Jharkhand Illegal Mining: Rs 11.88 Crore Seized From Hemant Soren

Jharkhand Illegal Mining: Rs 11.88 Crore Seized From Hemant Soren's Aide, Others

 Friday’s Enforcement Directorate report stated that Rs 11.88 million cash was seized by Pankaj Mishra (the political representative of Jharkhand Chief minister Hemant Soren) and other bank accounts as part of money laundering investigations into the state’s alleged illegal mining.

After the agency had raided 19 sites in Sahibganj Barhet Rajmahal Mirza Chauki, Barharwa and Barhet on July 8,

Enforcement Directorate (ED), had then seized “incriminating”, documents as well as Rs 5.34 Crore “unaccounted” cash.

The agency released a statement saying that cash amounting to Rs 11.88 Crore was found in 37 accounts of Pankaj Mishra and Dahoo Yadav, as well as their associates.

It said that five stone crushers, which were illegally operating, and an equal amount of “illegal firearm cartridges”, had been taken into custody.