Why was IAS Pooja Singhal arrested?Jharkhand government suspends officials in money laundering cases, #IAS #Pooja #Singhal #Arrested #Jharkhand #Govt #Suspends #Officer #Money #Laundering #Case Welcome to OLASSMED IA TV BLOGThis is what we have for you today:
Jharkhand Mines Minister Pooja Singhal was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday in connection with a money laundering case involving misappropriation of MGNREGA funds. Singhal was detained for five days starting May 12. Singhal was detained after being questioned by the Central Investigation Agency in a money laundering case involving the alleged misappropriation of MGNREGA funds in the Khunti district of Jharkhand, among other charges. Needless to say, the case has attracted a lot of attention. Let us know more details of the case here.
The arrests came after the Education Department raided her, Abhishek Jha and others in Jharkhand and several other locations on May 6. The Enforcement Directorate conducted raids in Ranchi, Chandigarh, Faridabad, Gurugram, Noida, Kolkata, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur and Saharsa. Pooja Singhal, Jha and Kumar were arrested by the Education Department in West Bengal on June 17, 2020 as part of the money laundering investigation into Ram Binod Prasad Sinha, a former junior engineer of the Jharkhand government.
Why was IAS Pooja Singhal arrested?
The ED charged Sinha after being charged by the Vigilance Service for allegedly stealing public funds and investing them in his and his family’s name while working as a junior engineer between April 1, 2008 and March 21, 2011. According to the central investigation agency, the money was earmarked for the implementation of MNREGA in the Kunti region. Sinha allegedly told the agency that he paid the district government a 5% commission (from the looted money).
According to the Central Investigation Agency, Pooja Singhal was charged with “violations” while serving as Deputy Commissioner/District Magistrate in the Chatra, Khunti and Palamu districts from 2007 to 2013. Talking about the matter, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren said on Wednesday that the state government will take all possible legal actions on the matter.
In addition to celebrities, netizens also reacted to the incident. Many have been slamming the officer for engaging in such fraud, and slammed her for it. It’s really humiliating for a secretary to take part in such an activity that damages his own image and the image of the department. Follow our website for more such updates.
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