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Ranchi: Jharkhand minister Alamgir Alam is produced before a court in Ranchi on Thursday, May 16, 2024. The ED arrested Alamgir Alam on Wednesday in connection with the unaccounted cash recovered from the residence of his secretary Sanjeev Lal. (Photo: PTI)

A special PMLA court in Ranchi on Monday extended the remand of Jharkhand minister Alamgir Alam with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) by three days in an alleged money laundering case.

The ED had detained Alam on May 15 after questioning him for two days at the agency’s office. He was remanded to six days’ custody by a PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) court from May 17, which was later extended by five days on May 22.

Alam’s lawyer Kishlay Prasad said the ED sought extension of his remand by three days for further questioning, which was accepted by the court.

“The ED cited the need for additional questioning and required details regarding immovable properties,” Prasad elaborated.

Alam, who is the state Parliamentary Affairs Minister and represents the Pakur seat in the Jharkhand Assembly, is under investigation for alleged irregularities and bribery in the state rural development department.

The ED’s focus on Alam came into sharp focus after the arrest of Alam’s personal secretary Sanjiv Kumar Lal (52) and Lal’s domestic help Jahangir Alam (42). During a raid at a flat linked to them on May 6, the central agency recovered cash worth over Rs 32 crore.

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first published: May 27, 2024 | 2:50 pm First

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