Jharkhand Minister Alamgir Alam Sent to 6-Day ED Remand in Money Laundering Case

Alamgir Alam Law Insider
Alamgir Alam Law Insider

Published on: May 15, 2024 21:38 IST

Jharkhand Minister and Congress leader Alamgir Alam has been remanded to a six-day custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) by the Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Ranchi today, concerning a money laundering case.

Anil Kumar, Additional Solicitor General of India, asserted that the entire sum of cash was recovered from the residence of Alamgir Alam’s personal secretary, Sanjeev Lal. “We requested a 10-day ED remand, but Alamgir Alam has been granted 6 days. The entirety of the cash belongs to him,” Kumar stated.

Alamgir Alam was arrested by the ED in connection with the money laundering case. Following his arrest, a medical team conducted an examination at the Enforcement Directorate office in Ranchi. Dr. Mayukh Kumar, a medical officer at Sadar Hospital Ranchi, reported that Alam was in satisfactory health, albeit with slightly elevated blood pressure, within normal limits. He has been advised to continue his medication for blood pressure and sugar.

The ED had summoned Alamgir Alam to appear before the agency on May 14 at the Ranchi Zonal Office. This summons was issued in connection with the recovery of a substantial amount of cash from the household of his personal secretary, Sanjeev Lal.

Earlier, Alam’s personal secretary and the latter’s domestic help were arrested by the ED after Rs 35.23 crore were seized from them. The duo, Sanjiv Lal and Jahangir Alam, were taken into custody following raids and the subsequent recovery of cash from their premises in Ranchi. Steel trunks filled with the recovered cash were removed from Alamgir Alam’s residence on Monday night.

After questioning overnight, Sanjiv Lal and Jahangir Alam were produced in a special PMLA court and have been remanded to ED custody for six days. This development comes as a significant step in the ongoing investigation into the alleged money laundering activities involving the Jharkhand Minister and his associates.

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