THE Enforcement Directorate has summoned Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Jharkhand Dhiraj Prasad Sahu for questioning in a money laundering case in which the central agency recently arrested former Chief Minister Hemant Soren, official sources said Thursday. Sahu, 64, was in the news after the Income-tax department in December recovered Rs 351.8 crore cash, an all-time high seizure, during raids against Odisha-based Boudh Distillery Pvt. Ltd. (BDPL), promoted by the family of the Congress legislator.
The MP is understood to have been summoned to appear on February 10 at the ED office in Ranchi. A response from Sahu on PTI’s query in this context is awaited. Sources said the ED wants to question and record Sahu’s statement in connection with his purported links with Soren and a BMW SUV that was seized by the agency from the JMM leader’s house in Delhi during searches last month. According to the ED sources, agency officials found the keys of the vehicle in Jharkhand Government leased residence in south Delhi and they took the SUV with them at the conclusion of the raids, parked it at their headquarters in national capital.