Special PMLA court extends ED’s remand of Alamgir Alam for 5 Days

The Congress minister in the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)-led coalition government was produced before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court
Special PMLA court - ED’s - Alamgir Alam - taxscan

The Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act ( PMLA ) court extended ED’s remand of Alamgir Alam for five days in connection with a money laundering case linked to irregularities in tender allocations.

The Congress minister in the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)-led coalition government was produced before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court. During the hearing, ED requested to extend Alam’s remand for another seven days, to which the latter’s council objected, however, the court allowed a five-day remand for Alamgir after listening to both parties.

According to the reports, the ED while pleading for the extension of remand has also submitted fresh evidences linked to the alleged tender scam after which the court granted five-day custody of the Jharkhand minister.

The agency has further claimed to unearth a diary according to which the Congress leader had earned around Rs1.23 crores through illegal commission in the month of January this year alone. The amount was collected as a cut money from several companies after issuing them letter of acceptance of concerned tenders.

ED argued that a number of staff of the department were part of the nexus through which crores of rupees were collected and distributed according to the commission basis that was fixed in nature.

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