A team of investigators from the Income Tax Department spent Tuesday at the residence of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda [ Images ], sifting through his papers and questioning him about an alleged Rs 2,000 crore hawala transaction case. The Enforcement Directorate has also begun action against him in New Delhi [ Images ].
The department has asked its officers in Ranchi to bring a list of the seizures and records of statements of his associates, which will be put across to Koda during the questioning.
The ED will also send a team to Mumbai [ Images ] on Wednesday to collect documents of all the companies mentioned by Vikas Sinha, a close aide of Koda.
Sinha, who was arrested by the income tax sleuths on November 6, underwent medical tests on Tuesday and has been allowed to take rest.
The ED is looking into reports that two film actresses may also be involved in the hawala pay-offs.
Koda reportedly is not cooperating with the investigators.
"We are questioning him about the evidence we found in his house. Till the whole process is completed, it is difficult to ascertain what information we have. Our investigations have been positive. It is moving forward in the right direction. As far as cooperation is concerned, Koda is giving statements. If the statements are clear, it will take less time, because it all depends on how clear the statements are," said Income Tax Commissioner Ajit Srivastava.