Ranchi: Enforcement Directorate was Monday
given permission by the court of Prevention of Money
Laundering Act (PMLA) here to take two alleged key aides of
of ex-Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda to 10 days’ remand
in connection with the multi-crore money laundering scam.
The Special Judge of the PMLA court, G K Singh, agreed to
the request by the ED to interrogate Manoj Kumar Babulal
Punamiya and Arvind Vyas in its remand.
The 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 2000 crore, being
probed by the ED.