'Koda scam probe may be handed over to CBI'

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Ranchi, Nov 29: Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken has said the Central Bureau of Investigation may be asked to probe the alleged Rs 4,000-crore money laundering scam involving former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda.

Speaking to reporters here, Maken said, "The Congress does not consider Koda innocent. We had launched an agitation against the corruption prevailing in the Koda government. He is no longer part of the UPA."

He further said, "Two agencies, the Income Tax Department and the Enforcement Directorate (ED), are investigating the case and if the need arises, the CBI or any other agency could be asked to probe the scam."

"The Congress is committed to weeding out corruption. We took action against (former Jharkhand governor) Syed Sibte Razi's aides (who was accused of corruption). Razi, who is now governor of Assam, has not been given an extension," he pointed out.

The CBI had raided houses of Razi's aides, senior Indian Administrative Service officer Avinsh Kumar and private secretary Rajesh Thakur in Aug 2009.

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