Jharkhand HC to Hear Hemant Soren’s Plea Against ED Arrest on February 5th

The Jharkhand High Court has scheduled a hearing for former Chief Minister Hemant Soren's petition challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in an alleged land scam case for February 5th.

Jharkhand HC to Hear Hemant Soren's Plea Against ED Arrest on February 5th
Jharkhand HC to Hear Hemant Soren's Plea Against ED Arrest on February 5th

Jharkhand, February 3: Hemant Soren, the former Chief Minister of Jharkhand, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on January 31st in connection with an alleged land scam case. He has since challenged his arrest in the Jharkhand High Court, with a hearing scheduled for February 5th.

Soren, who leads the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) party, was sent to five-day ED custody after failing to appear for multiple summons and extended questioning. The ED alleges that Soren, while serving as Chief Minister, misused his position to facilitate the illegal acquisition of land through forged documents. He has vehemently denied these accusations, calling them politically motivated.

Soren initially approached the Supreme Court to challenge his arrest. However, the court declined to intervene, directing him to approach the Jharkhand High Court. The High Court has now agreed to hear his petition on February 5th.

Meanwhile, amidst the political turmoil in Jharkhand, Soren’s brother, Champai Soren, was sworn in as the new Chief Minister on February 2nd. The JMM, along with its allies, also won the floor test in the state assembly, solidifying its hold on power.

The upcoming High Court hearing on February 5th will be crucial for both Soren and the ongoing political situation in Jharkhand. The court’s decision could determine whether Soren remains in custody or is granted bail, potentially impacting the state’s political landscape.

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