The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has made four fresh arrests last night in connection with the alleged illegal land grab-linked money laundering case against former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren and others, it is learnt.

They are expected to be produced in the ED’s special court to seek their remand for interrogations.

Those taken into custody under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) have been identified as Antu Tirkey, Priya Ranjan Sahay, Bipin Singh and Irshad, they said. 

The ED had on Tuesday conducted searches at the premises of Tirkey and some others. With these arrests, the total number of people taken into custody in this case has risen to eight. 

Soren, 48, was arrested by the ED in January shortly after he resigned as the chief minister. 

He is currently lodged in Birsa Munda jail at Hotwar here under judicial custody. Prime accused and former revenue department sub-inspector Bhanu Pratap Prasad, Mohammed Saddam Hussian and Afshar Ali have also been arrested.


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