Businessman "hatched" plot to "trap" petitioner's attorney representing Soren: ED.

One of the PILs demanded that Soren, who is in charge of the mining portfolio, be prosecuted for allegedly giving himself a mining lease, whereas the second PIL claimed that the CM was connected to money laundering and shell firms.

Businessman "hatched" plot to "trap" petitioner's attorney representing Soren: ED.

Amit Agarwal, a businessman who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday, was accused of hatching a criminal conspiracy to "trap" Rajeev Kumar, a lawyer who was representing a petitioner in two PILs filed against Hemant Soren, the chief minister of Jharkhand, and who is currently in custody.

One of the PILs demanded that Soren, who is in charge of the mining portfolio, be prosecuted for allegedly giving himself a mining lease, whereas the second PIL claimed that the CM was connected to money laundering and shell firms. The Enforcement Directorate is currently looking into the two incidents (ED).

The Kolkata Police detained Kumar on July 31 in response to a complaint made by Agarwal, who claimed that he "was persuaded" to pay the lawyer a bribe after being promised "respite" in the PIL regarding shell firms and money laundering. In Ranchi, Kumar is currently under judicial guardianship.

The ED claimed in its remand paper that Agarwal was brought before a PMLA court in Ranchi and that his firms were used to "launder" the "proceeds of the crime" in the alleged "1,000 crores illegal mining case," which allegedly included CM Soren's assistant Pankaj Mishra.