Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren moved the Supreme Court seeking relief on Wednesday in a money laundering case.
Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Hemant Soren mentioned his plea challenging his arrest before a bench led by Justice Sanjiv Khanna.
Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal apprised the bench that the Jharkhand High Court has reserved the order on Soren’s petition challenging his arrest in the last week of February but the judgment has not been delivered yet.
Senior Advocate Sibal sought an urgent hearing on the grounds of the ongoing Lok Sabha poll and also apprised the bench that the election will be over and he will remain inside the jail.
Justice Khanna said that the Chief Justice secretariat would take a call and ask the advocate to inform it once.

In February the Jharkhand High Court reserved its decision on Soren’s plea challenging his arrest
Soren in his plea before the High Court has claimed that his arrest was unwarranted and his remand in the matter was arbitrary and illegal.
Hemant Soren, who has filed the petition through advocate Pragya Baghel, called his arrest illegal and malafide. In the meantime, he has sought interim bail.
After a prolonged moment of speculation in the media and a hide-and-seek drama, former Jharkhand Chief Minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Chairperson Hemant Soren was arrested by the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) in the land scam case in January.
The probe pertains to huge amounts of proceeds of crime generated by forging official records by showing ‘fake sellers’ and purchasers in the guise of forged or bogus documents to acquire huge parcels of land valued in crores. (ANI)