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Koda discharged; IT to quiz him on Tuesday

india Updated: Nov 08, 2009 21:48 IST

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda was discharged from a hospital on Sunday and will be questioned by the Income Tax department in a money laundering case on Tuesday while the Enforcement Directorate summoned him to appear before it next Friday.

"Fresh Summons have been served on Koda to appear before the ED on November 13," a senior official of the Enforcement Directorate told PTI.

Ajit Shrivastav, Additional Director (Investigation), met Koda at his home shortly after he was discharged from the hospital.

"He (Koda) requested me to just allow him one day rest and said then we can start out investigation. We can start from day after tomorrow," Shrivastav said about future probe in the Rs 2,000 crore alleged Hawala and illegal investments case. The sealed room of Koda's house would also be opened during Koda's interrogation

A "prohibitory order" has also placed at Koda's residence, he added.

IT department sources said in New Delhi that Koda will be questioned on the "concealment of income and illegal investments found during their searches".

A wheel chair bound Koda while leaving a Ranchi hospital after undergoing treatment for five days told reporters, "I am innocent. I don't have any connections with anybody."

According to sources, the Directorate served fresh summons to Koda as the IT department has communicated to the ED officials, after Koda's discharge, about its move to question the former chief minister.

The ED meanwhile brought Vikash Sinha, an associate of Koda, to the national capital for interrogation after he became the first person to be arrested in the case.