The state government's Vigilance Bureau on Friday issued fresh summons to former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda in a disproportionate assets (DA) case asking him to appear before it on December 4.
The Bureau issued the fresh summons after Koda failed to appear before it on Friday.
The bureau officials in Ranchi kept waiting for Koda throughout the day while the former CM was busy at Chaibasa, about 150 km southwest from the capital, helping wife Geeta Biruli Koda file nomination papers for the ongoing assembly elections.
Geeta filed nomination papers to contest from Jagannathpur assembly seat, which was vacated by Koda himself after he got elected to the Lok Sabha in May 2009.
Koda and his spouse this afternoon led a procession of around 700 people at Chaibasa and reached the office of returning officer to file nomination papers. She filed nomination paper as a candidate of Jai Bharat Samanta Party (JBSM).
"Koda was to appear today. But he sent a letter stating that he was busy in electioneering.
The Bureau immediately issued fresh summons asking him to appear before it on December 4," the Inspector General, Vigilance M V Rao told Hindustan Times in Ranchi. The summons was issued in connection with a DA case pending before the special Vigilance Court here.
Koda's three former cabinet colleagues, Bandhu Tirkey, Kamlesh Singh and Bhanu Pratap Sahi also are co-accused in the case facing DA charges.
Koda had also failed to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on November 13, 15 and 19, saying he was busy in his constituency.