PMLA court extends ED remand of former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren by five days

Hemant Soren was remanded on Friday in connection with a money laundering case linked to an alleged land fraud. Soren was arrested on Wednesday night after a seven-hour grilling by the ED in the money laundering case immediately after he resigned from the post of Chief Minister.Another accused in the land scam case Bhanu Pratap Prasad, a revenue inspector from Bargain was arrested on Saturday and taken into remand for four days. A few sources from the ED claimed that they wanted to question Bhanu Pratap and Hemant Soren together. Prasad, was allegedly part of a syndicate involved in corrupt practices of acquiring properties forcefully as well as based on false deeds, falsification of government records, tampering with original revenue documents, etc.

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