ED on Friday seized Rs 3 crore cash linked to a suspended IAS officer, Pooja Singhal during a raid at the Hazaribag residence, ED sources informed. In a statement, ED sources revealed that “The raid was conducted to investigate anomalies in the captive coal consumption case. In this regard, raids were also carried out against former coal and sand in-charge of the Jharkhand State Mineral Development Corporation (JSMDC) Ashok Kumar Singh.”
The State government brought a policy in 2007 to provide coal to small and medium enterprise at cheap rates through coal mines of the companies of the central government undertakings. The JSMDC became the nodal agency for the supply of coal to such small and medium enterprises.