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ED summons Congress MP Dhiraj Sahu in PMLA case related to Hemant Soren's arrest

  • ED summons Congress MP Dhiraj Sahu in connection with a money laundering case involving former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren
  • The summons is linked to the recovery of a BMW from Soren's Delhi residence, with suspicions of a 'benami' connection
  • Dhiraj Sahu had earlier faced Income Tax scrutiny, with over ₹351.8 crore reportedly recovered during a raid on his family's distillery firm

08 Feb 2024
ED summons Congress MP Dhiraj Sahu in PMLA case related to Hemant Soren's arrest

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a summons to Congress Rajya Sabha MP Dhiraj Sahu for questioning in connection with a money laundering case that led to the arrest of former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren. The summons is linked to the recovery of a BMW car from Soren's Delhi residence on January 29, just two days before the ED apprehended the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader.

The ED's move comes as part of an ongoing investigation into the financial dealings of Hemant Soren, with a focus on the recovered BMW allegedly associated with Sahu. Sources reveal that the connection between Sahu and Soren surfaced during a recent raid in Kartarpur village, Gurugram, where the SUV's number plate was registered. Two locations in Kolkata were also searched in this regard.

Officials suggest that the BMW is registered under a firm linked to Dhiraj Sahu in Manesar, Haryana, raising suspicions of potential 'benami' transactions. Sahu has been asked to appear for questioning at the ED's office in Hinoo, Jharkhand, on February 10. Notably, Sahu had previously come under scrutiny during an Income Tax raid in December, where over ₹351.8 crore was reportedly recovered from his family distillery firm, Boudh Distillery Pvt. Ltd.

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