ED court to frame charges against suspended IAS officer Pooja Singhal on April 10

Ranchi: The Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) special court will frame charges against suspended IAS officer Pooja Singhal on April 10. The date was fixed after the court heard arguments from both sides. After the charges are framed, the trial will begin against Singhal.

The development took place two days after the PMLA court rejected Singhal’s discharge petition. Singhal was detained by the ED on May 11 in connection with a money laundering case involving alleged MGNREGA funds misappropriation in Jharkhand’s Khunti district.

After two days of interrogation, the suspect was arrested. The agency had taken her into custody for five days beginning May12 and was later extended to May 25 by the special PMLA court. She was apprehended when the ED conducted operations in four states.

The agency recovered Rs 17 crore from her husband’s chartered accountant Suman Kumar’s home. Singhal is on provisional bail. The Supreme Court granted her bail to serve her ailing daughter in Delhi.

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