- Bachchu Yadav arrested in Jharkhand illegal mining case
- ED raided Bacchu Yadav’s residence
- Bacchu Yadav is an aide to JMM leader Pankaj Mishra.
Jharkhand Illegal Mining: The Enforcement Directorate is taking swift action in the case of illegal mining in Jharkhand. ED has now arrested Bahubali Bacchu Yadav in this case. In the case related to illegal mining, ED has already raided Bacchu Yadav’s residence. The arrested accused is very close to Pankaj Mishra and the absconding accused Dahu Yadav. ED has arrested Bacchu Yadav from Ranchi. Please tell that Bacchu Yadav is an aide of JMM leader Pankaj Mishra.
Media advisor for CM Søren asked
It is worth mentioning that in the illegal mining in Jharkhand media advisor to the Chief Minister Hemant Soren, Abhishek Prasad alias Pintu was also questioned on Thursday for the second day. On the second day, Pintu reached the ED office at 11 for questioning. There was no lawyer with him at the time. Dahu Yadav and Bachchu Yadav did not appear on Thursday in response to the notice issued for the second time by the ED. During the questioning of Pintu on the second day, ED officials questioned him in connection with the illegal mining that was going on in Sahibganj district for a long time. ED officials tried to know from him whether he was aware of illegal mining or not. ED officials asked Pintu to know when and how he got the lease.
ED had seized crores of rupees deposited in bank accounts
On July 15, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had seized cash worth Rs 11.88 crore deposited in the bank accounts of Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s political representative Pankaj Mishra and others in connection with money laundering related to illegal mining in Jharkhand. The action came after raids were conducted on July 8 at at least 19 locations in Sahibganj, Barhait, Rajmahal, Mirza Chowki and Barharwa in the state. The ED had seized several documents and windfall cash worth Rs 5.34 crore at that time.
“Cash of Rs 11.88 crore deposited in 37 bank accounts of Pankaj Mishra, Dahu Yadav and their associates has been attached under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in illegal mining case,” the ED said in a statement. “The evidence found during investigation including statements of individuals, digital evidence and documents have revealed that the seized cash/bank balance was obtained from large-scale illegal mining carried out in Sahibganj area including forest area. 100 crore earned from alleged illegal mining was also excavated.
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