Whether the BMW SUV car recovered from the New Delhi residence of Hemant Soren was paid by Dhiraj Sahu is under the surveillance of the central investigating agency, it is learnt. 

Toward the same end, the Enforcement Directorate summoned Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Jharkhand Dhiraj Prasad Sahu on February 10 for questioning in a money laundering case in which the central agency had arrested and interrogated former CM Hemant Soren. 

Sahu, 64, was in the news after the Income-tax department in December recovered Rs 351.8 crore cash, an all-time high seizure, during raids against Odisha-based Boudh Distillery Pvt. Ltd. (BDPL), promoted by the family of the Congress legislator. 

According to information accessed by JharkhandStateNews.com, the ED wants to question and record Sahu's statement in connection with his purported links with Soren and a BMW SUV that was seized by the agency from the JMM leader's house in Delhi sometime back. 

Incidentally, the agency raided a premise in Kardarpur village in Gurugram on Wednesday on whose address this Haryana number plate bearing SUV was registered. Two locations in Kolkata were also searched in the same case on Wednesday. 

The ED suspects this vehicle to be allegedly linked to Sahu through some "benami" way. The 48-year-old Soren was arrested by the ED on January 31 on money laundering charges linked to an alleged illegal land acquisition and possession case.

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