RANCHI: Jharkhand Excessive Courtroom on Monday sought ED’s reply on a writ petition filed by former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren towards his arrest in a cash laundering case linked to an alleged land rip-off.
Excessive Courtroom’s performing Chief Justice S Chandrashekhar and Justice Anubha Rawat Chaudhary’s bench has directed the company to file its reply by February 9.
The court docket has fastened February 12 for the subsequent listening to.
Soren moved the excessive court docket after the Supreme Courtroom on Friday (February 2) declined to entertain his plea towards arrest.
Declining to entertain the plea filed by Soren immediately earlier than the apex court docket, a particular bench presided over by Justice Sanjiv Khanna mentioned: “Go to the Excessive Courtroom. We won’t entertain it.”
“We go away it open to the petitioner to method the Excessive Courtroom underneath Article 226 of the Structure…It might even be open for petitioner to ask for expeditious itemizing and disposal of the petition, ” ordered the bench, additionally comprising Justices M.M. Sundresh and Bela M. Trviedi.
In his petition filed underneath Article 32 of the Structure, Soren alleged that the ED officers abused their powers for extraneous issues underneath the dictates of the Central authorities as part of a “well-orchestrated conspiracy” forward of the Lok Sabha polls.