ED recovers AK-47 during raid in Jharkhand mining case


NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is conducting raids at a number of places throughout the nation in reference to a prevention of cash laundering case pertaining to mining and extortion in Jharkhand on Wednesday, has recovered AK-47 from the premises of one of many the accused.

Sources claimed that AK-47 was recovered from the premises of intermediary Prem Prakash.

The ED will inform the native police about this in order that the legislation enforcement company can resolve on the longer term plan of action.

The raids had been being carried out in Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Jharkhand and in Delhi-NCR.

Pankaj Mishra, an in depth aide of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, was positioned beneath arrest by the ED on July 19. Throughout his questioning, the ED gathered a number of inputs.

The ED had even seized one inland vessel value Rs 30 crore, particularly MVInfralink- III, which was allegedly being utilized by Mishra.

“The said inland vessel was being operated illegally without any permit from Sukargarh Ghat, Sahebganj. The Vessel was being operated at the behist of Rajesh Yadav alias Dahu Yadav in collusion with Pankaj Mishra and others for transporting illegally mined stone chips and stone boulders,” the ED official had stated.

The official stated that an FIR was lodged on this respect with Muffasil police station in opposition to the proprietor of the vessel MV INFRALINK-III beneath part 25, 30 of Bengal Ferries Act, and sections 188, 282, 420 of IPC.

This was preceded by freezing of two illegally operated stone crushers of MaaAmba Stone Works operated by Bishnu Yadav and Pavitra Yadav together with freezing of three HYVA vehicles discovered at Mauza Majhikola, Sahebganj carrying illegally quarried stone chips, boulders with out having any mining challans.

In the same method, an FIR on this regard was lodged beneath Section 379, 414 of IPC at Girwabadi, Sahebganj Police Station.

“Besides, one illegal mine situated at Mauza Simaria, Sahebganj operated by Bishnu Yadav and others has been identified. Another mine has been identified at Mauza Demba, Sahebganj where mining has exceeded far beyond the leased area. The quantification of the excess illegal mining done at the above site has been estimated around 37.5 million cubic feet, which has remained undeclared and concealed. The processed value of the mined stone chips is estimated to be around Rs 45 crore,” the official had stated.

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