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Mining Scam Kingpin Anil Bastawade detained in Indonesia

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TNI Bureau: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda will be in trouble as his close aide Anil Bastawade has been detained in Indonesia on alleged money laundering charges. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials will be heading soon to Jakarta to bring him back to India for interrogation in coal scam.

The ED seeks the custody of the Pune-based businessman to probe the alleged financial irregularities occurred when Koda was the Chief Minister. Earlier, Bastawade had fled to Indonesia after a non-bailable warrant was issued against him in Ranchi. A Red Corner Notice had been issued against him by the CBI for the custody of the businessman. The ED had been informed to take the custody of Bastawade to probe the charges against him.

Bastawade is accused of laundering Rs 400 crore money during the tenure of Koda, who is currently lodged in jail in Ranchi in connection with a case of disproportionate assets.

Bastawade is suspected to have made illegal investments in Dubai and other countries on behalf of Koda.

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