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Key aides of Koda to be in ED remand

Two key aides of former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda will be in 10-day remand of the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the multi-crore money laundering scam.



Ranchi: Two key aides of former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda will be in 10-day remand of the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the multi-crore money laundering scam.

The ED was today given permission by the court of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) here to take the duo into remand.

Special Judge of the PMLA court, G K Singh, agreed to the request by ED to interrogate Manoj Kumar Babulal Punamiya and Arvind Vyas in its remand.

ED had arrested the duo in Delhi on August 11 and produced before the PMLA court the next day on charges of benefiting by way of `acquiring between Rs 700 and Rs 800 crore through hawala transaction and acquisition of property in foreign countries, including Dubai` during Koda regime in Jharkhand. The court had sent them in 14 days judicial remand.

A Lok Sabha member, Koda is in judicial custody in connection with a disproportionate assets case.

He is also facing charges of money laundering and illegal investments to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore, being probed by the ED.

PTI

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