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Jharkhand suspended IAS officer Pooja Singhal sent to judicial custody till June 8 in the mining case

By Priyanka Verma 
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Jharkhand suspended IAS officer Pooja Singhal sent to judicial custody till June 8 in the mining case

New Delhi: In view of the ongoing Jharkhand money laundering probe, a special Enforcement Directorate Court on Wednesday, May 25, sent suspended IAS officer Pooja Singhal to judicial custody till June 8. Singhal was in the custody of Enforcement Directorate since her arrest on May 11.

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) earlier on Tuesday conducted raids at six locations in Jharkhand’s Ranchi and one place in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, in connection with a money-laundering probe against suspended Jharkhand mining secretary Pooja Singhal.

Singhal was the secretary of the Department of Mines and Geology and the Managing Director of Jharkhand State Mineral Development Corporation Limited (JSMDC) and had served as the deputy commissioner of the state’s Khunti district between 2009 and 2010.

Earlier this month, the ED had conducted raids at Ranchi’s Pulse Hospital, owned by her husband Abhishek Jha.

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