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Next hearing on Hemant Soren's plea against ED on Feb 27

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The Jharkhand High Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on a petition filed by arrested ex-chief minister Hemant Soren against the Enforcement Directorate (ED) till February 27.

The court will again hear the plea on that day. It asked the federal agency to file a consolidated affidavit. The high court had on February 5 asked the ED to file its reply on Soren’s petition.

Soren was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on January 31 in a money laundering case linked to an alleged land fraud. The JMM leader was on February 2 remanded to ED custody by a special PMLA (the Prevention of Money Laundering Act) court in Ranchi for five days.