Jharkhand Govt Suspends IAS Officer Chhavi Ranjan After His Arrest In Land Scam Case

Jharkhand authorities has suspended IAS officer Chhavi Ranjan after he was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in an alleged unlawful land offers case, reported PTI. The company mentioned citing officers that suspension got here into impact Saturday (Could 6). The state authorities points a notification on Saturday night giving the suspension orders. As per PTI, the bureaucrat was arrested by ED and produced earlier than a particular Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA) courtroom, which remanded him to 6 days of ED custody. 

“Chhavi Ranjan, Director, Social Welfare, Jharkhand is suspended with speedy impact after his arrest by Enforcement Directorate, regional workplace below part 19 of the PMLA Act, 2002,” the notification issued by the state authorities mentioned, as quoted by PTI. 

It added that Ranjan was suspended “below the provisions of All India Providers (Self-discipline and Enchantment Guidelines) 1969.” The 2011-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre was arrested late on Thursday and brought into ED custody after he was interrogated for round 10 hours. 

The particular PMLA courtroom had on Friday despatched Ranjan to Birsa Munda Central Jail, Hotwar. Officers knowledgeable PTI that the company had sought 10-day custody to query the previous Ranchi deputy commissioner. 

Ranjan’s lawyer Abhishek Krishna Gupta mentioned he’ll once more be produced in courtroom on Could 12. 

The investigating officer of the case has additionally recorded an announcement of Ranjan below the provisions of PMLA. 

Earlier, the ED had questioned Ranjan on April 13 and on April 24, when searches have been carried out at his premises and people of some others in Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal. 

In keeping with a PTI report, the central company is investigating greater than a dozen land offers, together with one associated to defence land, whereby a bunch of mafias, middlemen and bureaucrats allegedly “connived” in forging deeds and paperwork from as early as 1932. 

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