Special court allows treatment of Koda at AIIMS

Ranchi: A special court on Saturday allowed former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, under judicial custody on corruption charges, to get admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi for treatment of his spinal cord.

The court of Binay Kant Khan granted the permission, ten days after the petition was filed by the accused.

Koda has been under judicial custody from November 30, 2009, after he was charged with hawala and illegal investments to the tune of Rs 2,500 crore by the Income Tax and Enforcement Directorate.

Both the agencies had conducted countrywide raids on October 31, 2009.

The CBI and the state Vigilance Bureau have also been separately investigating several allegations against Koda, who had ruled Jharkhand for 23 months in 2008/09.