The BJP today demanded that the income tax department, which has already assessed the documents seized in connection with the multi-crore money laundering scam involving former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, should submit a copy of its report to the CBI.
“A detailed report prepared by the investigating officials should also be submitted to CBI to prevent the accused from taking any advantage to get free in the court, Roy said,” senior BJP leader Saryu Roy said.
IT officials investigating the scam have already assessed the documents seized from the accused’s premises during raids conducted in October and February.
Roy expressed apprehension that the accused would appeal the case in the upper court and get free by paying penalty as per the IT Act.
This would also help the accused persons to convert the black money into white, he added.
The BJP leader expressed dissatisfaction over the tardy pace of investigation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials as well as state vigilance department in the Rs2,000 crore money laundering scam.
Referring to the bail granted to accused Manoj Punmia, Arvind Vyas and Lalit Jain by the Bombay high court, Roy alleged that though the accused had procured bail through forged documents but no officials from ED or the state vigilance department had ever opposed their bail application.