PIL over Shell Companies: ED got no direction from Jharkhand High Court

Ranchi: The Enforcement Directorate has said that it has not received any instructions from the Jharkhand High Court regarding conducting a probe over a PIL related to companies allegedly owned by Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and his aides.

Amit Kumar, the standing counsel of the ED at Jharkhand High Court said that the order is self-explanatory. “No such order or instruction has been given to the ED as far as I understand,” he said.

The bench of Chief Justice Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad had ordered this on April 22 while hearing a PIL filed by Shiv Shankar Sharma who was represented by senior lawyer Rajiv Kumar. Shiv Shankar Sharma had alleged that the chief minister and his associates were involved in corruption and they are running several companies.

Advocate General Rajiv Ranjan accused the petitioner’s lawyer for misleading people and media by saying that the court has asked the ED also to make an inquiry into the allegation. He further stated that an old PIL by Diwan Indranil Sinha was rehashed which the court had dismissed with the cost of the case.

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