The Enforcement Directorate arrested Jharkhand mining secretary Pooja Singhal in money laundering probe linked to the alleged embezzlement of MGNREGA funds and other charges.
Earlier in the day, the ED called Singhal for further questioning in the ongoing probe in the Prevention of Money Laundering case.
Yesterday, the agency had questioned the female 2000-batch IAS office throughout the day.
The ED also scanned the transactions done in the last three years through Singhal’s accounts. The agency is also scanning all her properties.
Official sources said that four cars have been seized from her husband Abhishek Jha’s CA Suman Kumar. The source said that someone else had made the payments for the luxury cars, which is suspicious. Kumar was arrested by the agency on Saturday.
Cash of around Rs 19 crore was recovered during the raids by the ED. It is said that the cash belonged to Singhal and the ED will try to locate the source.