RANCHI: Pooja Sighal, a Jharkhand IAS, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday. The ED conducted raids on multiple premises linked to IAS Pooja Singhal, who serves as Jharkhand Mining Secretary, last Friday in connection with a money-laundering probe linked to the alleged embezzlement of over Rs 18 crore MGNREGA funds in the state’s Khunti district between 2008 and 2011, officials said.
Pooja Singhal was arrested shortly after she appeared before the ED for interrogation in the case.
The ED seized Rs 19.31 crore in cash from two residences searched in Ranchi, the state capital. They said Rs 17.51 crore in cash was found from the premises of a Ranchi-based Chartered Accountant-cum-financial advisor whose connections with the IAS officer and her family are being investigated.
They further claimed that almost Rs 1.8 crore in cash was recovered from another place in the city.
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