ED allowed to question Koda on money laundering

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 13:50 hrs

Ranchi, Feb 12 (IANS) A Ranchi court Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to question jailed former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda in a money laundering case allegedly involving businessman Anil Bastawade, a lawyer said.

"The ED sought permission from court to question Koda, Vinod Sinha and Vijay Joshi which was granted. They will be queried in inside jail," ED counsel S.R. Das told reporters.

The ED sought the permission after interrogating Koda's close aide Bastawade, arrested Jan 21 on an Interpol notice from Jakarta.

According to ED sources, Bastawade revealed many things about money laundering scam.

The multi million money laundering scam involving Madhu Koda surfaced in 2009. Koda is in jail for more than three years in different graft cases including money laundering.

Koda's another associate Sanjay Chaudhary is absconding and reportedly living in Dubai.

--Indo-Asian news Service


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