Koda seeks time from ED for his appearance
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Last Updated: Saturday, November 21, 2009, 00:23
Ranchi: Former Chief Minister Madhu Koda, who skipped from appearing before the Enforcement Directorate, has sought time for his appearance, saying his documents are not ready.

According to one of his advocates, Koda has sought time as some of his documents, wanted by the ED, were either with the Income Tax department or with the state vigilance department which might have taken them during their raids on his premises.

"This documents are necessary as the ED wanted them during his appearance. He had also sent a letter to the ED on November 13 urging the ED to fix a date and time for his appearance convenient after the assembly elections," he added.

The ED, however, is tightlipped on the issue even as Koda kept department officials waiting yesterday in their camp office here.

Koda, who is facing money laundering charges, is currently in his Singhbhum Lok Sabha constituency to campaign for his wife and some other candidates for the assembly elections.

The Income Tax department had raided about 70 premises, including Koda's houses, and seized documents that allegedly pointed hawala transactions and illegal investment to the tune of over Rs 2000 crore.


First Published: Saturday, November 21, 2009, 00:23

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