Pooja Singhal Case: There have been many big revelations in the ED’s action against Jharkhand’s senior IAS Pooja Singhal for seven days. The ED has given written information to the CBI-PMLA court in Ranchi about many of these revelations. According to the ED, CA Suman Kumar Singh has admitted during interrogation that out of about Rs 15 crore recovered from him, most of the money belongs to IAS Pooja Singhal.
ED gave details of the interrogation of CA in the court
Assistant director of ED’s regional office in Ranchi Vinod Kumar has given some details of the interrogation of CA Suman Kumar to the court. According to this, the chartered accountant has told the ED that on the instructions of Pooja Singhal, he had given 3 crore cash to a big builder to buy the land of Pulse Hospital owned by her family.
Engineer used to send bribe amount to Singhal
The details given by the ED to the court have also been told about the case related to the bribery of Pooja Singhal. According to this, an officer accused of MGNREGA scam in Khunti has informed the ED that when Pooja Singhal was the DC in Khunti, junior engineer Ramvinod Sinha used to directly transfer the bribe amount to her many times, and many times she would give a closed bag to her subordinate officer. I used to hand over a bundle of rupees. The officers used to bring the bag full of money to Pooja Singhal. ED has also accused that officer in the money laundering case.
Pooja madam was given 18-20 bundles of five hundred rupees
According to the statement of the officer, he saw four times that JE Ramvinod Sinha gave five hundred rupees notes to Pooja madam. Gave 18-20 bundles directly as a bribe. This amount was given in lieu of irregularities in MGNREGA schemes.
Pooja Singhal on remand for five days
ED has told that when Pooja Singhal was posted as DC in Khunti as well as Chatra, there were large-scale disturbances in MNREGA. According to the bank statements of Pooja Singhal and her husband Abhishek Jha, perused by the ED, Rs 1.43 crore more were deposited in their accounts than the salary they received during their posting as Deputy Commissioners. Based on these facts, the ED had asked the court to remand Pooja Singhal. The court has granted Singhal’s five-day remand for five days from Thursday.