Ex CM Hemant Soren suffered a jolt on Friday when the Jharkhand high court dismissed his petition challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on money laundering charges involving a tribal land in Ranchi district. 

The Court had reserved its judgement on February 28. Thus the order came after 66 days since it was reserved. Soren had moved the Supreme Court on April 25 expressing his concern over delayed judgment. 

The top court then issued a notice to ED seeking the agency’s counter affidavit by May 6 on Soren’s bail plea, while also allowing the high court to pronounce its verdict. 

Thus the order came eight days after he moved the apex court. Now, Soren is learnt to be in touch with his legal time to challenge the Jharkhand High Court’s verdict in the Supreme Court.

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