Saumya Chaurasia Age, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Married
Husband: Sourabh Modi
Hometown: Korba, Chhattisgarh

Saumya Chaurasia

Names earnedSuper CM [1]Fast Mail News
Other name(s)• Soumya Chaurasia [2]The Times of India
• Soumya Chaurasiya [3]The Wire
ProfessionCivil Servant (Chhattisgarh Administrative Service (CAS))
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 161 cm
in meters- 1.61 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 3”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Provincial Civil Service
ServiceChhattisgarh Administrative Service (CAS)
Major Designation(s)• Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) in Pendra and Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh
• Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) in Bhilai and Patan in Chhattisgarh (2011)
• First commissioner of the Bhilai Charoda Municipal Corporation (2016)
• Additional Commissioner in Raipur Municipal Corporation (2016)
• Deputy Secretary to the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel (2018)
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 October 1979 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2022)43 Years
BirthplaceKorba, Chhattīsgarh, India
Zodiac signLibra
HometownKorba, Chhattīsgarh, India
AddressA-21, Surya Residency, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh
ControversyBooked for alleged connection in money laundering case
On 2 December 2022, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Saumya for her involvement in a money laundering case under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The (ED) accused Saumya of working in close association with Suryakant Tiwari, a coal trader, and allegedly demanding and extorting over Rs 150 crores from coal and mining transporters in Chhattisgarh. The Income Tax department retrieved the Whatsapp chats of Saumya and Suryakant in which it was revealed that she had shared some confidential official information with him. The ED officials claimed that by using the powerful political influence of Saumya, Suryakant and his associates collected over Rs 500 crores of illegitimate funds by extorting an illegal levy of Rs 25 per tonne from every tonne of coal transported in Chhattisgarh since 2021. She was accused of utilizing the same illegal funds for fulfilling the election expenses and amassing disappropriate assets under the name of her family members. In an interview, Bhupesh Baghel expressed his resentment over Saumya's arrest and posted a tweet, which read,
As I have been saying, the arrest of my Deputy Secretary Saumya Chaurasia by the ED is a political act. We will fight against it with all our might.” [4]Hindustan Times
Saumya Chaurasia taken to the court on 2 December 2022 by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/SpouseSourabh Modi (former employee at the Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd.)
Saumya Chaurasia's husband, Sourabh Modi
ChildrenSaumya has two children
ParentsFather- Name not known (school teacher; passed away in 2019)
Mother- Shanti Devi Chaurasia
Other RelativeMother-in-law- Asha Mani Modi
SiblingsSaumya has two sisters and a brother; her brother works in an MNC in Bangalore

Saumya Chaurasia

Some Lesser Known Facts About Saumya Chaurasia

  • Saumya Chaurasia is an Indian civil servant who was appointed as the Deputy Secretary to the 3rd Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel in 2018. In December 2022, she made headlines after being arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for her alleged connection in a money laundering case related to extorting money illegally from coal traders in Chhattisgarh.
  • Saumya grew up in a middle-class family in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh.
  • In February 2020, Saumya’s residence in Bhilai was raided by the Income Tax department, but nothing was retrieved from there. Following the raid, Bhupesh Bhagel expressed his resentment by officially writing a letter to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in which he termed the Income Tax raid as “unconstitutional” and “politically motivated.”

    The Income Tax team at Saumya Chaurasia's residence in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh

    The Income Tax team at Saumya Chaurasia’s residence in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh

  • In July 2022, Saumya’s house in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh was raided by the Income Tax department, and they recovered undisclosed cash and jewellery worth Rs 14 crore following which it was perceived that she had evaded income tax worth crores.