Ed has issued notice to IAS officer Pooja Singhal for questioning. At the same time, husband Abhishek has also been questioned for hours.
ED issues notice to IAS officer Pooja Singhal for questioning. He has been directed to appear at the ED's office on May 10 at 10.30 am for questioning. Meanwhile, on the second day, apart from her husband Abhishek Jha, CA Suman Kumar was questioned. Here, Secretary of Industries and Mines Department Pooja Singhal has gone on leave till May 31. Giving this information to the Chief Secretary, he has informed the Personnel Department.
Abhishek appeared in front of ED on the second day also: After the raid, ED had also issued notice to Pulse Hospital MD Abhishek Jha for questioning. In light of this, he reached ED's office on May 8 at 9.30 am. After questioning, the ED allowed him to go home after around 10.30 pm. Along with this, on May 9 also directed to appear in the morning.
In the light of ED's instructions, he appeared in ED's office around 9.30 am on Monday also. After about an hour, ED officials started questioning. During this, he was asked questions related to the sources of funds raised for starting Pulse Hospital. Also, information about the medical equipment purchased for the hospital was taken. ED also asked questions related to Abhishek's foreign trips. Apart from this, he inquired about the work done by Siddharth Singhal, brother of Pooja Singhal, as the director of the hospital.
CA could not give accounts even on the second day: The interrogation of CA Suman Kumar continued for the second day on Monday. The ED officials sought details of the amount of Rs 17.60 crore received from his house. However, he could not tell the exact source of the money recovered even on the second day. Even during interrogation, he did not tell which clients the money recovered from him belonged to.
Even on Monday, he kept on talking about the threat to his life. The ED had raided 23 locations of Pooja Singhal and her associates on May 6 in the light of the statement made by the engineer in connection with commissioning during the investigation of the Khunti MNREGA scam. Cash of Rs 19.31 crore was seized in the raids. After questioning CA Suman Kumar, he was produced in PMLA court on Saturday. The ED is interrogating him on Sunday after the court granted him five days' police remand.
CA Suman's relatives were also interrogated for two hours, information sought
The family members of CA Suman Kumar Singh along with their lawyer reached the ED office at around 2.45 pm. CA's brother, wife and sister had arrived in a car. There was a crowd of journalists and photographers standing at the main gate of ED. To avoid this, these people stopped their car a little far from the office. After this, he entered ED's office on foot. The women of CA's family had covered their faces with dupatta.
After about two hours, the family members of the CA came out of the second door of the ED office and reached their car. The lawyer accompanying the CA's relatives said that the ED officials questioned Suman Kumar's family for about two hours and asked for some information. The matters about which the relatives were aware, they gave to the ED officials.