Ranchi: The IT department on Tuesday submitted
to the Jharkhand High Court a progress report of its probe
into DA cases against former chief minister Madhu Koda and
several of his former Cabinet colleagues.
The counsel of the IT handed over a sealed cover
containing the progress report to the division bench headed by
Chief Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra.
The Enforcement Directorate, however, sought some more
time from the division bench headed by Mishra to submit the
The bench asked the state whether it wanted the CBI to
probe into the corruption charges against close Koda aides
Binod Sinha and Sanjay Choudhary, ex-ministers Dulal Bhuyan
and Chandraprakash Choudhary and fixed May 11 for next
Both Sinha and Sanjay Choudhary are still absconding
despite having summons by all the three investigating
agencies -- ED, IT and state Vigilance Bureau.
The bench is hearing on a PIL filed by a social
activist, Durga Oraon, who sought a CBI probe into the Koda
scam and other DA cases against several ex-ministers and
Koda, whose judicial custody has recently been
extended till May 7 in connection with a DA case being probed
by the Vigilance department, faces charges of money laundering
and illegal investments after the October 31, 2009 IT raids on
his premises several of his associates.
Koda was arrested by vigilance sleuths on November 30.