*Jharkhand Rural Development Minister and Congress leader Alamgir Alam was remanded to 6-day ED custody by the PMLA court in Ranchi on May 16, 2024.

Responding to the Enforcement Directorate’s plea seeking his remand for 10 days, the PMLA special court in Ranchi on Thursday granted 6- 6-day remand. 

This means, Jharkhand Rural Development Minister and Congress leader Alamgir Alam will be interrogated by the sleuths of ED from May 17 till May 22. 

Alamgir Alam was arrested on Wednesday by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case linked to the seizure of over Rs 35 crore in cash from a flat linked to his personal secretary and the latter's house help.  

Alam was questioned for over nine hours at the Enforcement Directorate office in Ranchi on Tuesday and he was called again on Wednesday. He was interrogated for six hours and was arrested for allegedly not cooperating with the investigation. 

The agency had raided a 2BHK flat in Ranchi occupied by Jehangir Alam, a house help of the minister's Personal Secretary Sanjiv Lal, last week and recovered Rs 35.23 crore from there and an additional over Rs 1.5 crore from other premises. A total of Rs 37 crore was seized.

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