Earlier, Rajesh Kachhap, another suspended Congress MLA from Khizri seat, who came under probe in the same case, on Monday sought two weeks time to appear before the ED citing pre-scheduled engagements.
Jharkhand Congress’s suspended Simdega MLA Naman Bixal Kongari, who was arrested by the Kolkata Police with cash worth lakhs, also sought two weeks’ time to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday and he will appear before the ED on Tuesday. did not appear before The lawyer of suspended Congress MLA Kongari today appeared in the ED office at the appointed time and sought two weeks more time for the production of the accused MLA.
Earlier, Rajesh Kachhap, another suspended Congress MLA from Khizri seat, who came under probe in the same case, on Monday sought two weeks time to appear before the ED citing pre-scheduled engagements. While on January 13, Congress MLA Irfan Ansari, the third accused in the case, had also sought more time from the ED to appear. When the ED called Jamtara MLA Irfan Ansari for questioning on January 13, he too did not appear before the central agency and sought some more time citing illness.
The three MLAs were suspended by the Congress after they were caught with cash. Meanwhile, MLA from Kolebira constituency, Kongari said, “I have sought two weeks time from the Enforcement Directorate. The summons was received on Saturday and the ED had asked for bank details and other information, which could not be arranged quickly.” Is.”
His lawyer Chandra Bhanu Singh told the press that Kongari’s cell phone had been confiscated by the West Bengal Police and that he had no means of accessing emails. Singh, who is handling the case of the three MLAs, reached the ED office on Tuesday and sought two more weeks for Kongari’s appearance. He said ED officials told him that the decision to give two weeks’ time can only be taken by senior officials.
The three Congress MLAs, including Kongari, have been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in connection with the recovery of cash from their car by the Kolkata Police. The three MLAs were arrested in Howrah district in July last year with Rs 49 lakh in cash. Earlier, on December 24, the ED had questioned Congress MLA Kumar Jaimangal Singh alias Anoop Singh in this case for more than nine hours.
Anup Singh had lodged a complaint at the Argora police station in Ranchi, alleging that three MLAs had offered him Rs 10 crore and a ministerial berth to topple the JMM-led Hemant Soren government in Jharkhand. Singh had claimed that he was called by the agency not as an accused but as a complainant in the case. The Enforcement Directorate is probing the money laundering aspect of the case.
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