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Jharkhand CM Arrested in a Corruption Case

  • 03 Feb 2024
  • 1 min read

Why in News?

Hemant Soren, of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) party, has been accused of corruption and was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after seven hours of questioning.

Key Points

  • JMM party has named transport minister Champai Soren as the next chief minister of the eastern state.
    • The case against him relates to a piece of land he allegedly owns in Ranchi city.
    • According to the ED, the property was bought through "proceeds of crime" by illegally selling land owned by the Indian army.
    • Hemant Soren denies the charge and claims the property was "wrongfully alleged to be owned" by him.
    • The JMM has called the investigation against him a politically motivated "witch-hunt".
  • Several other chief ministers and opposition leaders are also facing corruption allegations.
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