Army Land Scam: IAS Chhavi Ranjan suspended, ED gets six days of remand for questioning

Ranchi: Ranchi’s former DC Chhavi Ranjan, accused of corruption in the purchase and sale of army-occupied land and other disputed lands, has been suspended by the Jharkhand Government. A notification in this regard has been issued by the Personnel Department. 

It has been said in the issued order that after being arrested by law, IAS Chhavi Ranjan is suspended with immediate effect. Earlier on Friday Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh was officially informed by the ED about Chhavi Ranjan’s arrest. 

On the other hand, ED is all set to interrogate Chhavi Ranjan for six days as the court has approved the remand. On Saturday Chhavi Ranjan was presented before the special PMLA court through video conferencing.

During this, it was requested by the ED that Chhavi Ranjan should be allowed to be interrogated on remand for ten days. But the court allowed remand for only six days. Earlier on Friday, Chhavi Ranjan was arrested and presented before the Ranchi Civil Court, after which the court sent had him to judicial custody to Hotwar jail.

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