Money Laundering Case: Ex-Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren Remanded to Judicial Custody till Feb 22

Hemant Soren

A special PMLA Court in Ranchi on Thursday remanded former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren to judicial custody till February 22 in connection with a money laundering case linked to an alleged land scam.

Soren, who is the ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha executive president, had been in the custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

“Hemant Soren was produced before the special PMLA court today and he was remanded to judicial custody till February 22. We will file a bail application for him,” said Advocate General Rajeev Ranjan, who represented the former chief minister.

Soren was then taken to Birsa Munda Central Jail at Hotwar in Ranchi from the court. He was arrested by the ED on January 31. On February 2, the court granted five days of ED custody to Soren, which was later extended twice for a total of seven days.

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