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ED takes Koda aide for 10-day remand

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 13:20 hrs

Ranchi, Jan 31 (IANS) Anil Bastawade, an aide of former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, who is now in jail and is accused of money laundering, was Thursday remanded to 10 days custody of Enforcement Directorate (ED) by a court.

Earlier, a Ranchi court Wednesday sent Bastawade, arrested in Jakarta Jan 21, to 14 days of judicial custody in the money-laundering case. The ED officials had said they will seek Bastawade's remand for interrogation. He is a close associate of Koda in the alleged money laundering case.

"Bastawade was given 10 days custody of the ED by the court. The ED had sought 14-days of custody of Bastawade," P.R. Das, lawyer of the ED told reporters here. Bastawade was arrested in Indonesia Jan 21 on an Interpol notice.

He was brought to New Delhi from Jakarta Tuesday and brought to Ranchi Wednesday.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had Thursday sought 14 days of remand for interrogation.

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

ED officials say that Bastawade might reveal many aspects of the money laundering scam.

--Indo-Asian news Service

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