Jharkhand High Court Grants Bail To Former CM Hemant Soren In Alleged Money Laundering Case Involving Illegal Land Possession

Former Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren, was granted bail by the Jharkhand High Court on 28.06.24 in an alleged money laundering case involving illegal possession of 8.36 acres of land. The Court observed that the statements and allegations of ED were ambiguous as no evidence was found linking Soren to the possession of the concerned land. The Court further observed that the conditions under Section 45 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act viz. the time conditions, had been satisfied and hence Soren had to be released. (Hemant Soren vs. Directorate Enforcement)