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ED Summons Congress’s ‘Dhankuber’ Dheeraj Sahu Over Discovery of Rs 350 Crore from Office and Home

ED Summons Dhiraj Sahu: Troubles Mount in Money Laundering Case of Congress Rajya Sabha MP Dhiraj Prasad Sahu

Congress Rajya Sabha MP Dhiraj Prasad Sahu has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case. The central investigative agency has called Sahu for questioning on Saturday, February 10.

Earlier, the ED had arrested former Chief Minister Hemant Soren in the same case. According to sources cited by news agency PTI, the ED intends to interrogate Sahu regarding his alleged connections with Soren and a BMW SUV. This vehicle was recently seized by the ED from Soren’s residence in Delhi.

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What does ED suspect?

ED Raids Locations Linked to Dhiraj Sahu. On Wednesday, February 7, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted raids at the premises in Kardarpur village of Gurugram, where a sports utility vehicle (SUV) with a Haryana number plate was registered. Additionally, searches were carried out at two locations in Kolkata on the same day.

The ED suspects that this vehicle is allegedly linked to Sahu in some anonymous manner.

Sahu, aged 64, gained attention when the Income Tax Department seized Rs 351.8 crore in cash during a raid on his family-promoted Odisha-based Boudh Distillery Pvt Ltd (BDPL) in December. This seizure marked the largest cash haul to date.

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When was Hemant Soren arrested?

Former CM Hemant Soren was taken into custody by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on January 31 on allegations of money laundering related to the case of purported illegal land acquisition and possession. He remains under ED custody at present. Before his formal arrest, Soren had tendered his resignation from the position of Chief Minister of Jharkhand.