The Income-Tax department’s search and seizure operations in the Rs 2,000-crore money laundering scam, involving former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, have so far yielded Rs 23.65 lakh and $3,430 (Rs 1,64,640).
The chief I-T commissioner informed the Jharkhand high court in an affidavit about the amount seized during the October 31 operations at 69 premises of Koda and his close aides, Binod Sinha and Sanjay Choudhary.
The affidavit also stated that the chief commissioner would not be able to apprise the court of the latest development till it received information in writing from the department’s investigation wing.
A division bench, comprising Chief Justice Gyan Sudha Misra and Justice D.K. Sinha, asked the department for a report by November 26. The I-T department, however, continued interrogating Koda for the third day..
The court sought details of I-T probes against former Jharkhand ministers, including Kamlesh Singh, Bhanu Pratap Shahi, Bandhu Tirkey, Harinarayan Rai and Enos Ekka.
The matter cropped up after the court, in response to a PIL a year ago.