Ranchi: Jamtara Mla Irfan Ansari who is one among the three accused in the MLA Cash Scam case failed to appear before the Enforcement Directorate on Friday. His private secretary Azaruddin and Lawyer Chandrabhanu reached at the office of the ED and later told the media that on medical grounds the MLA had sought two weeks of time to appear before the agency.
He said that the MLA had already informed the agency through mail regarding the matter. In the MLA Cash Scam apart from Irfan Ansari Rajesh Kacchap and Naman Vixcel Kongadi are also accused. The ED had issued summons to all three of them and had asked them to appear for questioning on January 13, 16 and 17 at its zonal office in Ranchi.
These MLAs were caught with Rs 48 lakh in cash while they were traveling in a four-wheeler from Howrah. The West Bengal CID had claimed that they had taken the money from Kolkata-based share trader Mahendra Aggarwal.
Though the MLAs have claimed that they had taken the money with them to Kolkata to buy saree blankets and footballs which was meant to be distributed by them on the occasion of World Tribal Day in their respective constituencies.