Money Laundering Case: ED files 5,000-page charge sheet against Jharkhand IAS officer Pooja Singhal
Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a charge sheet against former Jharkhand mining secretary Pooja Singhal and others as part of a money-laundering probe against her and those linked to the IAS officer. The ED submitted the 5,000-page charge sheet before a special PMLA court in Ranchi yesterday. The federal agency has named Singhal, Suman Kumar, a chartered accountant allegedly linked to her, and a few others in the charge sheet.
The ED requested the court to take cognizance of the charge sheet and issue the process for a trial in the case.
Singhal, a 2000-batch IAS officer, was arrested by the agency in May as part of a probe linked to alleged embezzlement of MGNREGA funds and some other alleged suspicious financial transactions. She was suspended by the Jharkhand government soon after her arrest. She was posted as the secretary of industries and was handling the charge of the secretary of the state mining and geology department in an additional capacity. CA Suman Kumar was also arrested by the Enforcement Directorate. Court has further extended their judicial custody till July 19.
According to reports, the Enforcement Directorate has filed a charge sheet of 200 pages under sections 3, 4, and PC Act of Money-laundering against suspended IAS officer Pooja Singhal in the Special Court of Prabhat Kumar Sharma yesterday. The charge sheet has mentioned all the proceedings done by the central agency between May 6 to 25.