‘Do not give any document directly to ED-CBI, nor appear there’, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren instructed the officers.

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Chief Minister Hemant Soren Big Order On CBI ED Summons:The conflict between Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and the Central Government is increasing. At first, Hemant Soren himself did not appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) despite seven summons. Now he has issued an order to the officers also. The government has issued instructions to all departments not to directly answer any questions of the central agencies nor to hand over any documents to them. Officers will first have to inform their department head about this. The head of the department will give this information to the Cabinet Secretariat and the Monitoring Department.

After this, the Cabinet Secretariat and the Monitoring Department will take legal advice for further action. Information will be given to the central agency on the basis of legal advice. Let us tell you that before the Jharkhand government, the Bengal government had already implemented such a system. Now Jharkhand is the second state in the country to do so.

What are the things in the letter?
Orders have been issued to all the departments by Vandana Dadel, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister. In which it is written that officials should not directly respond to notices and requests for documents related to any investigation by central agencies. Rather the Cabinet Secretariat and Vigilance Department should be informed.

It was further written that the central investigating agencies are sending notices to the officers and calling them for questioning without writing to the competent authority of the state government. In many cases, officials would get involved in the investigation and hand over government documents to central agencies without bringing the matter to the notice of senior officials, which is a wrong procedure. In such a situation, there is a possibility of incomplete or wrong information being shared. This will also affect the investigation of central agencies.

Officers will have to follow the new SOP
Vandana Dadel is in-charge of the Cabinet Secretariat and Vigilance Department. He said the state government has its own anti-corruption bureau which reports to the department. Cabinet Secretariat and Vigilance Department have been made nodal departments for sharing information with central agencies. In the new procedure, if officers receive any notice from agencies like the Enforcement Directorate, CBI or the IT department, they should inform their immediate chief. Department heads will send the information to the nodal agency.

After this, the Cabinet Secretariat and Vigilance Department will take legal advice and then share the information with the agencies accordingly.

7 summons were issued to Soren in money laundering case
The Enforcement Directorate issued 7 summons to Hemant Soren for questioning in a money laundering case related to alleged illegal mining in the state. Apart from this, his press advisor Abhishek Prasad and Sahibganj Deputy Commissioner Ram Niwas Yadav were also summoned. Prasad has been called on 16 January. Ram Niwas Yadav has been asked to appear on January 11 and another person Binod Singh has been asked to appear on January 15. He will be interrogated under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The investigating agency had earlier raided the premises of him and Sahibganj Deputy Superintendent of Police Rajendra Dubey on January 3.
 

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