Ranchi. The Central Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned IAS Pooja Singhal for a very long time on Tuesday. In response to ED officers, the ED questioned Pooja Singhal about MNREGA. In response to this, Singhal stated that no matter has been alleged in opposition to me in MNREGA, it’s flawed. I’ve not inspired any corruption. There was a departmental inquiry on me. In 2017 I used to be given a clear chit.
He advised the ED officers which you could see the reply on which day I had given the reply. After this, the ED requested that Ram Binod Sinha had stated that the DC workplace was given 5 % fee. To this Singhal stated that Ram Binod Sinha has taken my identify. People like Ram Binod Sinha and RK Jain who’re accused within the case stage allegations in opposition to me. He does not know why he’s doing this. I’ve not taken any cash and haven’t achieved any corruption.
The ED requested that AAP used to present all of the work to Ram Vinod Sinha and there was no audit of his work. To this, Singhal stated that I used to work in keeping with the principles. The ED requested what motion was taken by you on the criticism in opposition to Ram Vinod Sinha. Singhal stated that for this I must see the papers. What was the criticism and what motion did I take?
However, in the course of the interrogation of ED, CA Suman Kumar Singh stated that the cash obtained from his home will not be his. Pooja Singhal, her husband Abhishek Jha and Suman Singh are interrogating the three sitting collectively. Throughout this, all three grew to become uncomfortable with the questions of the ED. Throughout this, Suman has additionally knowledgeable that the cash will not be his. Whereas earlier, CA Suman Kumar Singh had stated in ED’s interrogation that every one the cash belonged to him.
In response to the knowledge, the paperwork seized from the home, hospital and workplace of Suman Kumar, Pooja Singhal and her husband have additionally been delivered to the ED workplace in the course of the raids performed by the ED. Paperwork packed in two huge containers have been delivered to the ED workplace amidst tight safety. Throughout interrogation, the ED has additionally known as for paperwork associated to shell corporations.
It’s noteworthy that the ED had raided for 2 days at about 25 locations associated to IAS Pooja Singhal and her shut associates. Throughout this, paperwork price Rs 19.31 crore and about 300 crore had been seized. After this, the ED despatched a summons discover to IAS Pooja Singhal for questioning and known as for questioning.
It’s recognized that in the course of the investigation below the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act, Junior Engineer Ram Vinod Sinha had advised that the Khunti district administration used to take 5 % fee in MNREGA. Between 2007 and 2013, Pooja Singhal was posted as DC in Chatra, Khunti and Palamu. Throughout this time he was accused of many monetary irregularities.
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