Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Former CM Hemant Soren’s Bail Plea Amid Delays at High Court

The Supreme Court is set to hear the bail plea of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, who has challenged his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The hearing is likely scheduled for April 29, following complaints of undue delays at the High Court level.

Soren, who was arrested on the night of January 31 during an ED inquiry, approached the Supreme Court after waiting 56 days without a decision from the High Court. His initial arrest was in connection with allegations of a land scam involving 8.86 acres in the Badgai region of Ranchi.

After hearing all parties, the High Court had reserved its decision on February 28 but has yet to deliver a verdict. This delay prompted Soren to seek relief from the Supreme Court, filing a Special Leave Petition (SLP) against the High Court’s prolonged inaction.

Currently, the former Chief Minister remains incarcerated at Ranchi’s Hotwar Jail, having filed his bail application on April 16, 75 days post-arrest. The Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case provides a crucial opportunity for Soren to contest his ongoing detention and the charges against him.

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