Koda scam: Shibu Soren`s son questioned by ED
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 27, 2011, 10:32
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has questioned Mrinal Soren, son of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren, in connection with the multi-crore 'Koda scam'.

Official sources said Mrinal, along with former private secretary to Shibu Soren, ML Pal, was questioned by the Directorate in the national capital recently for two consecutive days.

Though officials were tightlipped about the line of questioning, the sources said the duo were questioned about their business interests with certain individuals and also relationship with former Chief Minister Madhu Koda against whom the Directorate has registered a case of money laundering.

Both were summoned by the agency to the national capital under relevant sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Koda, arrested on November 30, 2009, is under judicial custody at Ranchi's Birsa Munda jail in connection with the multi-crore money laundering and illegal investment case.

The sources said more questioning could be carried out in the near future and that the Directorate was looking into the financial dealings of both Pal and Mrinal.

Koda and his associates are facing an onslaught of probe by various agencies like ED, I-T department, CBI and Jharkhand Vigilance Bureau.

This is the first time when Soren's associates were questioned by the Directorate, they said.

Koda is alleged to have made a huge amount of money during his term as the Jharkhand chief minister and had allegedly invested the ill-gotten wealth both in the country and abroad.


First Published: Sunday, February 27, 2011, 10:32

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