Jharkhand: Hemant Soren, the leader of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and former Chief Minister of Jharkhand, has moved the Supreme Court on Thursday, challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case.
Hearing on Friday: A bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and including Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra agreed to hear the plea on Friday, February 2nd, 2024.
Legal Representation: Senior lawyers Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Singhvi, representing Soren, informed the Supreme Court that the former CM would withdraw his plea from the Jharkhand High Court regarding the same issue.
Arrest and Aftermath: Soren was arrested on Wednesday night, January 31st, after resigning as Chief Minister due to the arrest. Champai Soren, a party loyalist and Minister of Transport in the state, has been named as his successor.
Next Steps: The Supreme Court will hear Soren’s plea on Friday, and their decision will determine the next steps in his case.