Published On: Wed, Apr 8th, 2015

ED interrogates Madhu Koda in coal scam case

Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today interrogated former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda in coal scam case.

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda

Koda was interrogated for more than four hours by ED officials, sources in it said.

ED started the case against him under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for his alleged involvement in allotment of coal and iron-ore mines in Jharkhand when he was the chief minister in exchange of favours.

Koda, who held office as chief minister from September 2006 till August 2008 was arrested by state police’s vigilance wing on November 30, 2009 in connection with the scam.

On July 31, 2013, he was released on bail from Birsa Munda prison in Ranchi.

PTI

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