Koda not cooperating with probe team, says I-T official

Money laundering: Ex-CM leaves for ancestral village

 
Koda who was recently discharged from hospital left for his ancestral village in Singhbhum district on Friday after informing the I-T officials that he would not be available for interrogation. “Koda is not co-operating with the probe officials. Either he feigns his ignorance about the matter brought before him during  questioning or he prefers to avoid answering to the query saying he is unable to recall anything about that,” said an I-T official.

Later in the evening, Koda  met his supporters at Chaibasa and told them he was being harassed by the I-T and ED as a part of larger conspiracy hatched by his opponents.
As per the summon issued by ED, Koda is to appear before the ED officials at New Delhi on November 15. On October 9, the EDi lodged a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act against Koda, the three former Jharkhand ministers and his associates.

Possible Naxal link under scanner

New Delhi, PTI: Did the ill-gotten money of former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda and his associates allegedly involved in the Hawala and illegal investments case find its way to Naxal groups? Questions were raised on Friday in this regard after scrutiny of documents recovered by the I-T and ED officials indicated that some companies in which illegal investments were made were actually a front for naxals. It has come to light that a portion of money was regularly transferred to these companies which was finding its way to fund activities of naxal groups operating in the mineral-rich state.

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