Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, who, according to the Enforcement Directorate (ED), was “untraceable” for more than 30 hours, arrived at his official residence in Ranchi on Tuesday.
Soren, who left Ranchi for Delhi on January 27, is said to have reached the Jharkhand State capital by road, to meet his father Shibu Soren.
ED officials had visited Soren’s residence in Delhi, the Jharkhand Bhavan and a few other locations to question him, but he was not found in any of those places.
Soren met with legislators of the ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) at his official residence amid speculation that the Chief Minister could be arrested by the ED if he appears before them for questioning on January 31. His wife, Kalpana Soren, also attended the meeting, amid speculation that she could take over in the event of her husband being arrested.
Meanwhile, Governor C.P. Radhakrishnan has called the State DGP over law and order situation in the State.
The ED had questioned Soren at his official residence in Ranchi on January 20 in the case, and issued a tenth summons to him asking him to confirm his availability for questioning on either January 29 or January 31. So far, Soren has skipped ED summonses nine times.