Jharkhand Minister Alamgir Alam Arrested By ED In Money Laundering Case

Jharkhand Minister Alamgir Alam was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case
Jharkhand Minister Alamgir Alam

Jharkhand Minister Alamgir Alam

Photo : ANI
Ranchi: Jharkhand Minister and Congress leader Alamgir Alam was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case. Earlier, his personal secretary Sanjeev Lal and his domestic Help Jahangir Alam were arrested also by the ED. Last week, the federal agency had seized huge stash of cash Rs 35.23 crore from Jahangir Alam residence.
On Wednesday, the Jharkhand Rural Development Minister reached the ED office in Ranchi or questioning for the second consecutive day in connection with the case. The ED had issued a summon to Alamgir to appear before the agency on May 14 at the Ranchi Zonal Office.
According to reports, steel trunks filled with recovered cash were taken away from Jahangir Alam's residence in Ranchi on May 6.
The ED sought the custody of arrested accused Sanjeev Lal and Jahangir Alam. While seeking the custody, the ED said, "Sanjeev Lal takes care of the collection of commission on behalf of some influential persons and plays pivotal role in managing the tenders and collection of commission from engineers, also the said percentage of commission is distributed in a mechanised manner to higher- ups of government."
"During the investigation names of senior bureaucrats and politicians have emerged which is being investigated by the complainant," it added.
In February last year, the ED arrested Verendera Ram, engineer, in rural development ministry of Jharkhand. His arrest opened a can of worms in Jharkhand. Following his arrest, several politicians and bureaucrats came under scanner.
ED investigation revealed:
A huge amounts were received in the bank account of relatives of Virender Kumar, first in the joint account Virender Ram Kumar and Raj Kumari to the tune 9.30 crores (approx) during the period 2014-15 2018-19 and also in the account of Genda Ram to the tune of 4.5 crores in span of 31-32 days from 21-12-22 till 23 January -23
CA Mukesh Mittal said managed money to purchased the property. Virender Kumar told him to provide enteries in the bank account of Genda Ram father of Virdendra Ram
During course of search proceedings, Rs 4.48 crores have been accumulated in the bank account of Genda Ram father of Virendera Ram in span of 31-32 days to purchase properties in the posh localities in south Delhi in the name of Genda Ram father of Virendera Ram
However, Genda Ram in his statement denied knowledge of any such credit in his newly opened bank account
Similarly in the joint bank account of Rajkumari amount of Rs 5.70 crores and Rs 3.59 crores were credited into the aforementioned bank account from two firms RK Investment and Consultancy and RP Investment and Consultancy
Veerendra Ram said he used to receive .3 percent as commission from tenders
Further Veerendra said he was using vehicles which were of the companies and contractors some of them more than 2 years as quid pro quo
Further investigation revealed that commission is distributed in mechanised manner up to higher ups in government including highly placed bureaucrats and politicians. The investigation further revealed names of senior bureaucrats and politicians which are being investigated by the ED
Certain highly placed officials and politicians are involved in this nexus and huge payments were usually received in cash which were laundered needs to be investigated.
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