Who Is Alamgir Alam? Jharkhand Minister Arrested By ED In Connection With Money Laundering Case

The ED arrested Congress leader and Jharkhand Minister Alamgir Alam in connection with a money laundering case.
Alamgir Alam

Alamgir Alam (File image)

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested Congress leader and Jharkhand Minister Alamgir Alam in connection with a money laundering case. Alamgir was taken into custody at the agency's zonal office here under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Earlier in the day, the Jharkhand Rural Development Minister reached the ED office in Ranchi for questioning for the second consecutive day in connection with the case.
Who Is Alamgir Alam?
Alamgir Alam is Jharkhand's Rural Development Minister. He is a four-term MLA for Pakur constituency in the state assembly in the 2000, 2004, 2014 and 2019 polls. Alam served as the Speaker of the Jharkhand assembly between October 2006 to December 2009. After the 2019 Assembly polls, Alamgir was elected the leader of the Congress Legislature Party.
Earlier, his personal secretary Sanjeev Lal and his domestic Help Jahangir Alam were arrested also by the ED.
Last week, the federal agency seized a huge stash of cash Rs 35.23 crore from Jahangir Alam's residence. 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 the 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 a 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, an engineer, in the rural development ministry of Jharkhand. His arrest opened a can of worms in Jharkhand. Following his arrest, several politicians and bureaucrats came under the scanner.
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