VIJAY DEO JHA
Ranchi, Oct 10: The Law Enforcement (ED) Directorate apparently came across a minefield of documents during a raid on the residence and office of Chartered Accountant Jaishankar Jaipuriar as the ED seized a large number of documents and digital devices relating to Prem Prakash and many others. Its premises were raided on August 24 with Prem Prakash. The ED has also recorded his statement which may cause trouble for many.
However, it remains to be determined whether the documents recovered during the raids are of an incriminating nature and whether or not they are relevant to the ED in its ongoing investigation into a gigantic illegal mining scam worth Rs 1,000 Crore.
Based in Ranchi, Jaishankar Jaipuriar is an experienced chartered accountant who counts many prominent politicians and businessmen among his clients. No wonder documents belonging to some prominent politicians were found during the raid.
The agency reportedly recovered a large number of documents that could be linked to Amit Agrawal, Prem Prakash and others. Both are in the judicial custody of the ED in the Money for PIL and Illegal Mining case respectively. In addition, some of the documents seized relate to Abhishek Prasad, Pintuji and Sweta Prasad.
The ED has obtained documents relating to a company Abhipakhi Infratech Pvt Ltd which Prem Prakash incorporated in March 2018. Prem Prakash along with Kumar Suryansh Singh, Sonali Deshmukh and Prabha Sinha are the directors of this company.
Two other documents were found containing Prem Prakash’s partnership deeds for the 2021-22 financial year. Prem Prakash is also associated with the organization “My Classroom Foundation”, as these documents reveal. Numerous articles related to Prem Prakash’s other company, Herbal Green Solutions Pvt Ltd, were found.
Notably, the ED alleged that he used Herbal Green Solutions Pvt Ltd bank account to launder money with Amit Agrawal. Notably, the power of attorney document between Amit Agrawal and Prem Prakash was also seized by the ED at Prem Prakash’s residence.
ED said that several documents were seized from the residence of Jaishankar Jaipuriar which proves money laundering by Prem Prakash. ED said the documents seized belonged to Abhishek Prasad, his wife Sweta Prasad and a company Shivshakti Enterprises. These documents are related to the assets and liabilities of Abhishek Prasad and Sweta Prasad.
Curiously, the DE took over a file relating to mining activities. Besides these, records relating to the Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency, Inland Power Limited, 16 online stamp duty payment receipts from the Government of Jharkhand and notarized affidavits.