Ranchi: Arrest warrants were today served
on two key aides of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu
Koda for defying summons to appear before the Income Tax
department in connection with the case of alleged money
laundering against them.
"We have served the arrest warrants against Binod
Sinha and Sanjay Choudhary and asked to the police to arrest
them," Additional Director (Investigation-IT), Ajit
Srivastav, told newsmen here.
"We got information that Binod Sinha is in town. His
lawyers approached us requesting permission to accompany Sinha
during questioning. But that will be decided only after he
appears before the IT," he said.
Today was the second deadline given to them to appear
before the IT after they ignored the first on November 6.
Sinha and Choudhary, along with Koda and others, are
facing charges of money laundering and illegal investments of
over Rs 2000 crore.
The duo has been evading interrogation since the IT
started countrywide raids on 76 premises on October 31 of
Koda and his associates.
He said questioning of Koda was continuing since
yesterday while investigation was on in Mumbai, Kolkata and