Image Source : PTI (FILE IMAGE) JMM leader and former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren

Hemant Soren, the JMM leader and former Chief Minister of Jharkhand, has been granted bail by the Jharkhand High Court in connection to a money laundering case related to a land scam.

Case against Soren

The probe against Soren pertains to an 8.86-acre plot of land in Ranchi that the ED has alleged was illegally acquired by him. The money laundering investigation stems from multiple FIRs registered by Jharkhand Police in land “scam” cases against several people, including state government officials.

The ED is probing the alleged “huge amounts of proceeds of crime generated by manipulation of official records by showing dummy sellers and purchasers in the guise of forged/bogus documents to acquire huge parcels of land having value in crores”.

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