Ranchi: Jharkhand IAS officer Pooja Singhal, who is spending days in jail in a money laundering case, has filed a regular petition in the Supreme Court for bail. This petition was heard on Tuesday, but the court has not given any relief. In such a situation, he is going to spend his Diwali in jail.
Advocate Siddharth Luthra presented the case on behalf of Pooja Singhal. He requested the court to grant bail to Pooja Singhal. His request was opposed by Assistant Solicitor General SV Raju. He was presenting ED’s side in the court.
Hearing was conducted by the bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia. After hearing both the sides, the court has fixed December 2 for hearing on the bail petition. The last hearing on Pooja Singhal’s bail plea in the Supreme Court was held on September 25. Then during the hearing, ED had opposed the bail.
The court was told that there were serious allegations against Pooja Singhal. There is enough evidence against him also. She can influence this matter after coming out of jail. On behalf of Pooja Singhal it was said that charge sheet has been filed in the case.
In the last hearing itself, suspended IAS officer Pooja Singhal told the court that she has fully cooperated in whatever investigation has been conducted by the ED so far. She said that she will cooperate whenever needed in future. She has been in jail since May 11, 2022. Her health is also not good. In such a situation, she should get bail. After this, the court gave a date for detailed hearing on the petition.