Jharkhand Minister Resigns Amid Money Laundering Scandal

Jharkhand Minister Alamgir Alam has resigned from his cabinet position and leadership of the Congress Legislature Party following his arrest in a money laundering case. The Enforcement Directorate seized Rs 32 crore linked to his aide, triggering the resignation. Chief Minister Champai Soren and AICC chief Mallikarjun Kharge received his resignation letters.

PTI | Ranchi | Updated: 11-06-2024 11:23 IST | Created: 11-06-2024 11:23 IST
Jharkhand Minister Resigns Amid Money Laundering Scandal
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Jharkhand Minister Alamgir Alam, currently incarcerated over a money laundering case, has stepped down from his cabinet role and as leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP), according to an official statement released on Tuesday.

In a letter penned from Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi, Alam addressed his resignation as a cabinet minister to Chief Minister Champai Soren.

Separately, Alam informed AICC chief Mallikarjun Kharge of his decision to resign as leader of the Jharkhand Congress Legislature Party, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to serve in that capacity. The move follows the Enforcement Directorate's arrest of Alam on May 15, after seizing roughly Rs 32 crore from premises tied to his aide.

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