Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has been taken into custody by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after a long interrogation. He has gone to Raj Bhavan in ED custody. It is being told that Hemant Soren has also resigned from the post of Chief Minister. After some time, ED will officially arrest Soren. JMM MP Mahua Manjhi said that currently Hemant Soren is in ED custody. The CM has gone to the Governor with the ED team to submit his resignation. Champai Soren will be the new Chief Minister. We have sufficient numbers.
Alliance leaders angry at BJP
Congress MLA Deepika Pandey Singh said that we were called to the ED office and given time. After that we were insulted and asked to leave from there. Raj Bhavan is working as an agent of BJP. At the same time, Congress leader Subodh Kant Sahay said that is BJP’s corruption not corruption? BJP’s policy and intentions cannot be discussed now. BJP has destroyed the federal structure.
The sword of arrest was already hanging
After the arrival of DGP and IG at the Chief Minister’s residence, the commotion intensified, after which speculations about the Chief Minister’s arrest started. Earlier, ED officials on Wednesday started questioning Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren at his residence in the money laundering case related to the alleged land scam amid heavy security cover. Hemant Soren was interrogated by ED for several hours at CM House.
On January 20, ED interrogated him for more than 7 hours.
Earlier, Hemant Soren was interrogated in the same case on January 20. An officer said that the interrogation could not be completed that day. That day, Soren was interrogated for more than seven hours. ED officials said Soren is being interrogated as part of the investigation into ‘a huge racket of illegal change of land ownership by the mafia’ in Jharkhand.
Section 144 imposed near Chief Minister’s residence
Section 144 has been imposed in the main places of the capital Ranchi and within a radius of 100 meters of the Chief Minister’s residence from 9 am to 10 pm. No one is allowed to come and go here. A large number of paramilitary forces have been deployed. At the same time, a large number of police are also present on the spot.
Protest by JMM MLAs
Before the ED began questioning the Chief Minister, JMM-led alliance MLAs reached his residence here on Wednesday morning. Health Minister and Congress leader Banna Gupta said Soren is cooperating in the investigation. He also said that it is the duty of the constitutional institutions to conduct such investigations properly. State Agriculture Minister Badal Patralekh said that all the MLAs are with the Chief Minister. Meanwhile, JMM supporters protested at nearby Morhabadi ground and some other places against the ED action against Soren. A protester said, “On the instructions of the Centre, the ED is deliberately harassing our Chief Minister.
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