Hemant Soren sent to one-day judicial custody

The ED had sought 10 days’ remand for the former CM. The 48-year-old executive president of the JMM will spend the night in the upper division cell of B-block in Central Jail.

February 01, 2024 05:19 pm | Updated 11:53 pm IST - Ranchi

Former Jharkhand CM and JMM leader Hemant Soren was produced before a PMLA court in Ranchi after he was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case  on February 1, 2024.

Former Jharkhand CM and JMM leader Hemant Soren was produced before a PMLA court in Ranchi after he was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case on February 1, 2024. | Photo Credit: PTI

A special PMLA court on Februarty 1 sent Mr. Hemant Soren to judicial custody for a day. He was taken to Hotwar Central Jail in Ranchi after the court reserved its order for Friday.

The ED had sought 10 days’ remand for the former CM. The 48-year-old executive president of the JMM will spend the night in the upper division cell of B-block in Central Jail.

Mr. Hemant Soren, meanwhile, urged the Supreme Court to hear his plea against the arrest. Appearing before a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud, senior advocates Kapil Sibal and A.M. Singhvi said such arrests of sitting Chief Ministers “affect the polity of the country”. Chief Justice Chandrachud agreed to consider listing the case before an appropriate Bench on February 2.

Earlier in the evening, Mr. Champai Soren, accompanied by Congress leader Alamgir Alam, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLA Satyanand Bhokta, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) MLA Vinod Singh and Congress MLA Pradeep Yadav went to Raj Bhavan and staked their claim to form the government.

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