Jharkhand MNREGA scam: IAS Officer’s Husband Seeks Bail in Money Laundering Case


Abhishek Jha, the husband of Pooja Singhal, a suspended Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from the Jharkhand cadre, has filed a petition with the Supreme Court of India seeking anticipatory bail in a case related to money laundering. The case is related to the alleged MNREGA scam in Jharkhand.

Pooja Singhal, an IAS officer from the 2000 batch, is the primary accused in the alleged scam, which involves the misappropriation of public funds amounting to Rs 18.07 crore during her tenure as the deputy commissioner of Khunti district.

On Monday, the court directed Abhishek Jha to provide a copy of his petition to the Enforcement Directorate.

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