IT report against Koda before HC on Jan 20

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Ranchi, Nov 12: The Income Tax Department on Thursday, Nov 12, told the Jharkhand High Court that a final report against former Chief Minister Madhu Koda and his associates would be placed on Jan 20, 2010.

Filing an affidavit in this regard, IT advocate Mukhtar Khan told the two-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra, that it was not possible to place the report till the investigation was completed on Dec 31.

Earlier, the High Court had asked the IT department to place a progress report in the background of the bench hearing a PIL filed by Durga Oraon, pleading for a CBI probe into the former ministers' movable and immovable assets.

The PIL alleged that former ministers Bandhu Tirkey, Chandraprakash Choudhary, Kamlesh Singh, Enos Ekka and Harinarayan Rai had multiplied their wealth during their ministerial terms.

Koda is facing multi-crore money laundering charges along with his associates.

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