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रविवार, नवंबर 01, 2009

Madhu Koda Booked By ED For Multi Crore Hawala Deal, Rs 1450 Crore Scam

Income tax department claimed that it has found evidence of Rs 400 crore hawala transactions linked to former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda, reported by ET.

The IT department had claimed that its had found evidence of Rs 4000 crore in hawala transaction and investments after searches were conducted at Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Lucknow, Nasik, Ranchi, Chaibasa and Jamshedpur.

IT authorities added the department will also initiate the unlocking of seized lockers at various places of the former Chief Minister and his associates.

"Some documents showed about Rs 100 crore in foreign exchange being sent by hawala transactions to Dubai, Thailand and Malayasia," tax officials said after the searches on Saturday. 

Koda was chief minister between September 2006 and August 2008. Currently an Independent member of the Lok Sabha, Koda had held the mines portfolio twice in two governments, led by Arjun Munda between 2003 and 2006. 

Madhu Koda has been booked under the PMLA along with three of his State Cabinet colleagues Kamlesh Singh, Bhanu Pratap Shahi and Bhandu Tirkey, besides five others.

Koda is also alleged to have purchased mines worth 1.7 million dollars in Liberia, after he became chief minister of the mineral ich state in 2006 as an independent legislator, third politician in the country to achieve this feat.

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