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Hemant Soren, former Jharkhand CM, remanded to 5-day custody of ED

Image Source : PTI Former Jharkhand CM and JMM leader Hemant Soren being produced before a PMLA court following his arrest by ED.

Former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren for sent to 5-day judicial custody on Friday. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had asked for 10-day remand for the former CM of Jharkhand.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court refused to interfere with his arrest by the ED in a money laundering case former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and asked him to approach the high court.

A special bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna, MM Sundresh and Bela M Trivedi asked senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Singhvi, appearing for Soren, to seek relief from the high court.

JMM leader Hemant Soren, who had to step down as Jharkhand chief minister in the face of his imminent arrest, in his plea before the top court had accused the Enforcement Directorate (ED) of arresting him as part of a “well-orchestrated conspiracy” by the Centre ahead of the Lok Sabha elections due months from now.

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