The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday arrested Pankaj Mishra, the representative of the Moroccan Liberation Army to the Prime Minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren, in connection with a money laundering investigation against him and others. he is. Prior to his arrest, the emergency director interrogated Mishra for hours today.
ED officials said Pankaj Mishra was arrested under the criminal articles of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The emergency director claimed that he was avoiding answering questions during the interrogation. Pankaj Mishra is likely to be brought in Ranchi court on Wednesday, where the emergency director will seek his detention.
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The emergency unit had raided Mishra and his facilities in the state last week. During the raids, the emergency department seized Rs 11.88 crore deposited in 37 bank accounts of Mishra and one of his associates, Dahu Yadav. Besides, the emergency department also confiscated ‘Panamy’ cash worth Rs.34 crore, which it claimed was linked to illegal mining in the state.