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ED to summon Koda and his men for Hawala transactions

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 22:43

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate will
summon former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda for
questioning on the Hawala transactions by him and his
associates under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

The Directorate has also taken copies of vital documents
of investments and ownerships of Koda and his associates in
Ranchi from IT authorities.

"Yes, Koda would soon be called for questioning
regarding the Hawala transactions under the PMLA Act,"
official sources said.

A team of ED officials is also in the process of taking
copies of the seized documents which surfaced during the
searches conducted by the IT department, they said.

Sources said the notices for production to Koda and his
associates would be served soon.

Meanwhile, building a tight case against the former
chief minister and his associates, the tax department has also
started putting the evidence recovered on record to be sent to
its higher authorities.

The ED had registered a case against Koda on October 9
for alleged money laundering, diversion of state funds and
making huge illegal investments abroad including purchase of
mines as far as in Liberia.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 22:43
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