Minute particles of liquor scam have started getting exhibited from the corridors of power in Jharkhand.
It is here where the Enforcement Directorate sleuths were learnt to be busy gathering digital and other data recovered from their massive search operations in multiple premises of Rohit Oraon in Ranchi and 34 other places in state capital Ranchi, Dumka, Deoghar and Godda districts of Jharkhand.
Rohit Oraon is the son of Jharkhand Finance Minister and Congress leader Rameshwar Oroan.
The ED’s search operations in these 34 premises in state capital Ranchi, Dumka, Deoghar and Godda districts are being covered by the officials of the central probe agency along with a security cover of the CRPF.
The premises of the senior Oraon are being covered as the father and the son live at the same location. Business and residential premises of some liquor businessmen are also being covered, it is learnt.
Rameshwar Oraon, 76, represents the Lohardaga (ST) assembly seat of the state that he won on a Congress ticket. He holds the charge of finance, planning and commercial tax in the Jharkhand cabinet led by Chief Minister Hemant Soren.
Rameshwar Oraon has earlier served as a Union cabinet minister too under the then prime minister Manmohan Singh and is a retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the 1972 batch. The current investigation is being conducted under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).