ED raids Jharkhand minister's secretary, seizes Rs 20 crore from his house help

The Enforcement Directorate raided Jharkhand Minister Alamgir Alam's personal secretary's house, and seized cash, estimated to be Rs 20-Rs 30 crore, from his house help. More cash recovery is expected as counting machines are being brought.
ED raids Jharkhand minister's secretary, seizes Rs 20 crore from his house help
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The Enforcement Directorate on Monday began raids at multiple locations in Ranchi, including the household of Sanjiv Lal, the personal secretary of Jharkhand minister Alamgir Alam. A huge amount of cash, estimated to be Rs 20 to 30 crore, was recovered from the house help of Sanjiv Lal.

The cash haul is expected to be more as cash machines are being deployed to continue counting.

The raids are in connection with an ongoing investigation into a money laundering case linked to alleged irregularities in the implementation of some schemes in the Jharkhand Rural Development Department.

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Source: India Today

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