The Enforcement Directorate( ED) on Thursday took Sanjeev Lal, personal secretary cum Officer on Social Duty to Minister Alamgir Alam, to his office chamber inside Rural Development Department, Project Bhawan and recovered around Rs 2 lakh cash. 

Sanjiv Lal who is in custody of the central agency is expected to be suspended by the state government.ED sleuths were accompanied by their Additional Joint Director. 

ED had arrested Sanjeev Lal and his domestic help Jahangir Alam late on Monday night after recovery of ₹35.23 crore cash from a house in Ranchi. 

Sanjeev Lal and Jahangir Alam were taken into custody under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) following their overnight questioning. 

On Monday, the ED had raided a 2BHK flat in Ranchi that is allegedly occupied by Jahangir Alam, as part of a money laundering investigation into alleged irregularities in the state rural development department. 

The sleuths of ED had recovered over ₹32 crore cash apart from ₹3 crore from some other premises that were searched by the central agency. 

The total cash recovery stands at ₹35.23 crore, the sources said. Alamgir Alam, meanwhile, has denied any wrongdoing on his part.


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