Jharkhand is currently facing a big political crisis. State CM Hemant Soren has been arrested by ED in the alleged land scam case. Hemant Soren has also submitted his resignation to the Governor last night. After Hemant’s resignation, Champai Soren has been elected the leader of the legislature party. However, this is not the first time that a leader holding the post of CM of Jharkhand has been arrested. It is worth noting that after the creation of Jharkhand, there have been a total of 6 CMs till now. Of these, 3 have been arrested in different cases. Apart from this, President’s rule has also been imposed in the state thrice. Let us know the whole matter.
Shibu Soren also went to jail
Hemant Soren’s father Shibu Soren held the post of CM of Jharkhand for 10 days in 2005, from 2008 to 2009 and from 2009 to 2010. In 2006, a Delhi court had sentenced Shibu Soren to life imprisonment in the 1994 kidnapping and murder case of private secretary Shashi Nath Jha. However, in 2007, the Delhi High Court acquitted him due to lack of concrete evidence. In 2018, the Supreme Court also upheld the decision. Apart from this, in the year 2004, the court of Jamtara Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate had issued a non-bailable warrant against Shibu Soren. Due to this, Soren had to resign from the post of Union Coal Minister in the Manmohan Singh government on 24 July 2004. However, in March 2008, Soren was acquitted by a fast-track court citing lack of evidence.
story of madhu koda
Madhu Koda was the CM of Jharkhand between 2006 and 2008. While serving as CM, he had to face corruption charges including money laundering and amassing disproportionate assets. Koda was accused of being involved in a mining scam and earning more than Rs 4,000 crore. Koda was arrested in 2009 and released in 2013. After this, he was convicted in the year 2017 in which he was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 25 lakh.
This CM did not go to jail
Jharkhand came into existence as a state on 15 November 2000. Since then, 6 leaders have held the post of CM here. Of these, only Raghuvar Das has been able to complete his tenure of 5 years so far. Out of the 6 CMs, Babulal Marandi, Arjun Munda and Raghuvar Das were the only CMs who did not have to go to jail.
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