MGNREGA funds scam case: Pooja Singhal and her CA will be confronted with data collected, says ED's lawyer

Yesterday, ED questioned Ravi Kejriwal, the former Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) treasurer in the fraud case

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, May 16, 2022, 06:48 PM IST
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Jharkhand Mining Secretary Pooja Singhal comes out of Enforcement Directorate (ED) HQ after being questioned in a money laundering case, in Ranchi, Wednesday, May 11, 2022 |

In the latest development in the MGNREGA funds scam case, Enforcement Directorate's lawyer on Monday said that suspended Jharkhand mining secretary Pooja Singhal's and CA Suman Kumar's 4-day ED remand begins tomorrow, May 16.

Further he said, "Data has been collected from digital devices & they'll be confronted with it. So, they've been taken under ED remand."

"Court has sent Pooja Singhal (suspended Jharkhand Mines Secy) & Suman Kumar (her CA) to 4-day ED remand. This 4-day duration begins tomorrow. Data has been collected from digital devices & they'll be confronted with it. So, they've been taken under ED remand," lawyer BMP Singh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Yesterday, ED questioned Ravi Kejriwal, the former Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) treasurer in the fraud case.

He was summoned to join the probe following which he appeared before the ED officials at the zonal office in Ranchi.

It is to be noted that the JMM had already expelled Kejriwal for his alleged involvement in anti-party activities.

Singhal, the mining secretary in Jharkhand, was dismissed from her post soon after her arrest in the matter.

The ED has scanned her last three years transactions to check the suspicious money trail if any. The agency also scanned all her properties.

Earlier, four cars belonging to her chartered accountant Suman Kumar were seized. A source said that someone else had made the payments for the luxury cars, which was suspicious. A few incriminating documents were also recovered from him by the ED.

The ED recovered cash worth around Rs 19 crore when they conducted the raids. It is said that it was Singhal's money. The ED will try to find out the source. The ED has recorded the statements of Singhal and her husband in the matter.

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