According to reports, Pooja Singhal has pleaded before the court to provide her a copy of the prescription of the medical treatment given to her.
Ranchi: Arrested and suspended IAS officer Pooja Singhal’s judicial custody was extended till June 22 on Wednesday.
Singhal was arrested in a money laundering case. According to reports, Singhal has pleaded before the court to provide her a copy of the prescription of the medical treatment given to her during her custody in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) . The court subsequently instructed the ED to provide the same.
Notably, a day after Jharkhand mining secretary Pooja Singhal was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in an alleged case of money laundering, the state government had suspended the 2000-batch IAS officer with immediate effect.
A notification to this tune was issued by the Department of Personnel, Administrative Reforms and Official Language on Thursday. During the suspension period, only subsistence allowance will be payable to Singhal as per rules. Singhal was also working as the Secretary of Industries, Secretary of Mines and Geology Department and Managing Director of Jharkhand State Mineral Development Corporation Limited.
Singhal’s arrest had come days after the ED had conducted raids at multiple locations related to Singhal, including at her Chartered Accountant Suman Kumar’s residence. The agency had unearthed a total of over Rs 17 crore from Kumar’s home.
According to a statement issued by the ED, the agency carried out searches at about 18-20 premises in Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Delhi, Punjab and a few other states under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).