ED seizes Rs 19.31 cr in illegal mining case (Ld)

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which on Friday conducted raids at more than 18 locations across the country in connection with a PMLA case related to illegal mining and misappropriation of MGNREGA funds in Jharkhand, has seized cash to the tune of Rs 19.31 crore along with incriminating documents from the house of a Jharkhand-based chartered accountant (CA).

The raids came to an end at 8 p.m.

A source said that the CA whose house was raided is close to IAS officer Pooja Singhal, whose premises was also raided.

The ED has recorded the statements of the CA after seizing the whole cash.

The raids were conducted at Ranchi, Chandigarh, Faridabad, Gurugram, Noida, Mumbai, Kollata, Mujjafarpur, Saharsa, and in several parts of NCR, including Faridabad and Gurugram.

“We have recovered a few incriminating documents in the raid. Residents of senior government officials were searched by the teams,” a source said.

The ED didn’t release any official statement in this respect. The ED teams were assisted by the local police.

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