ED files chargesheet against Koda aide

Ranchi: The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday filed chargesheet against a close associate of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda -- Vikash Sinha -- in a special court here for alleged violations of money laundering Act.

Sources said Sinha, along with other aides of the former Chief Minister, was allegedly involved in investing laundered money to the tune of more than Rs 600 crore in India and abroad on behalf of Koda.

The chargesheet was filed in a special Prevention of Money Laundering (PMLA) court here.

Sinha is the brother of another Koda associate Binod Sinha and was arrested by ED last year in November in Delhi.

Koda and his associates are facing inquiries by various probe agencies like ED, I-T department, CBI and Jharkhand Vigilance Bureau regarding alleged illegal investments and hawala transactions in India and abroad.