Koda out of hospital, to appear before ED on 15 Nov

Koda out of hospital, to appear before ED on 15 Nov
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First Published: Sun, Nov 08 2009. 09 46 PM IST

Innocent? Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda. Diwakar Prasad / HT
Innocent? Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda. Diwakar Prasad / HT
Updated: Sun, Nov 08 2009. 09 46 PM IST
Ranchi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons to former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, asking him to appear before it on 15 November in New Delhi after he was discharged from hospital on Sunday.
Innocent? Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda. Diwakar Prasad / HT
Officials said ED served fresh summons to Koda as the income-tax (I-T) department has told ED officials about its move to question the former chief minister in the Rs2,000 crore hawala or illegal money transfer and illegal investments case.
ED, meanwhile, has started interrogating Koda’s associate Vikash Sinha, who was brought to the Capital, after a Ranchi local court gave ED his custody for 10 days, said officials.
Vikash, brother of key Koda aide Binod Sinha, would be questioned on the hawala dealings and other money laundering activities that he carried for his brother and Koda, they said.
Koda, meanwhile, has claimed that he was “innocent” and was not involved in the scam.
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