MGNREGA Funds Fraud Case: ED Raids Locations Linked To IAS Officer? 19.77 Crore Recovered

New Delhi, May 07: The Enforcement Directorate conducted raids at multiple premises, including that of Jharkhand Mining Secretary Pooja Singhal and her family, in connection with a money-laundering probe linked to the alleged embezzlement of over Rs 18 crore MGNREGA funds in Khunti district of the state during 2008-11.

The agency seized a total of Rs 19.31 crore cash from two premises that were searched in the state capital Ranchi. About Rs 17.51 crore cash has been recovered from the premises of a Ranchi-based Chartered Accountant-cum-financial advisor whose links with the IAS officer and her family are under the scanner.

Around Rs 1.8 crore cash has also been recovered from another location in the city & a number of incriminating documents that indicate political and higher bureaucracy links with alleged illegal mining activities in the state have been seized.

 

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