Supreme Court Dismisses Hemant Soren’s Petitions Challenging His Arrest by ED

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren’s petition challenging his arrest by the ED in an alleged money laundering case.

While hearing Soren’s petition, the apex court said, “We are not interfering, go to High Court.”

Hemant Soren was arrested by the ED officials late Wednesday night. He was sent to judicial custody for one day. On Friday, ED is expected to request court for his 10-day custody.

In his petition before the Supreme Court, Hemant Soren alleged that the ED had “abused its power and acted in a malafide manner to destabilise a democratically-elected state government”.

He termed his arrest “illegal and without jurisdiction”. The former Jharkhand CM has filed a case against the ED officials under the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes Act.

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