The Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned Chief Minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren for the seventh time in connection with an alleged land scam.
As reported by Economic Times, CM Soren is called upon to provide his statement at ED's Delhi office, with a date and time convenient for both parties, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.
This latest summons follows a consistent pattern, with CM Soren previously summoned on 12 December, which he skipped.
The ED had earlier called upon CM Soren in mid-August regarding a land scam case.
Despite subsequent summons for 24 August and 9 September, the Chief Minister did not appear, citing prior commitments and raising concerns over the nature of the summonses.
In response, CM Soren threatened legal action against the Centre if the ED did not withdraw the summonses.
In a letter to the agency, he maintained that all necessary documents and information had already been provided.
Moreover, he asserted that any additional information required could be derived from the documents shared previously.
As the case unfolds, it sheds light on the intricate dynamics between political and legal spheres, with the ED persisting in its investigation into the alleged land scam involving the Jharkhand Chief Minister.
Nayan Dwivedi is Staff Writer at Swarajya.
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