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The Enforcement Directorate raided various places in Jharkhand and several other states on Wednesday and recovered the rifles from a house here as part of an ongoing money-laundering investigation into alleged illegal mining in the state.
The Jharkhand government has warned media houses of taking legal action for news reports linking Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s name to a person against whom ED conducted raids in multiple locations and recovered two AK series rifles.
However, the Ranchi police later said that the weapons belonged to the force and two constables were suspended in this connection.
The rifles were found in a house in Ranchi, owned by a person named Prem Prakash.
As it was raining, two constables while returning from duty on August 23 had left their weapons with Prakash’s staff whom they know, Ranchi police said. The two constables were suspended with immediate effect, police said. The ED searches were carried out after fresh information came to the fore following the questioning of two persons arrested earlier in the case. (This story has not been edited by Our Editor Team and is generated from a Feed.)