Ranchi, June 21: Jamshedpur East MLA Saryu Roy has written to the deputy director enforcement directorate Jharkhand about the alleged money laundering done by Prem Prakash with support of influential government officials.
The letter mentions that since ED investigation has already landed bureaucrat Pooja Singhal in jail, it urges for proper investigation as it would lead to authentic information and evidence about the exploits of some influential government officials who helped Prem Prakash and others associated with this case to earn illegal money and those who took direct / indirect benefit of illegal money in return.
It mentions about a SUV brought by close friend of Prem Prakash Srivastava which was registered in Ranchi and used by former chief minister Raghubar Das and provides photographic evidence of his allegation.
It also mentions about SUV (Fortuner) purchased by Nakul Sahu, of Ranchi, on 23rd May, 2020 with a loan of Rs 20 lakh from State Bank of Ranchi. Its registration has been done in Jamshedpur. The remaining Rs 20 lakh of the cost of the car has been paid in cash and by cheque, resident of Nilanchal Compound, Piska More, Ranchi and the director of Anidev Infrastructure Pvt Ltd. This car is also being used by the former Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Raghubar Das.
The letter informs about excise department documents to the Argora thana on 28.07.2018. But in the light of the instructions received from the Chief Minister’s Office or the Chief Secretary’s office in the then government, no FIR was registered.
“This is a serious matter which is directly related to the money laundering case which is currently being investigated by the Ranchi Branch of Enforcement Directorate. A copy of the attested complaint letter sent by the Competent Officer of the Excise Department to the Argora Police Station is attached,” the letter alleges.