Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court has stayed the ongoing trial in the money laundering case against former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda.
Madhu Koda had filed a petition in the High Court to stop the proceedings going on in the special court of Ranchi PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act).
On which the hearing was held in the court of High Court judge Justice Sanjay Prasad.
Along with staying the proceedings going on in the lower court, the court has also directed to present all the documents (LCR) related to this case before the High Court.
Senior advocate Siddharth Dave and High Court advocate Naveen Kumar Singh argued on behalf of Madhu Koda.
Actually, the trial is going on in the ED court against former Chief Minister Madhu Koda, his associate Manoj Punamiya, Anil Adinath Vastavade and other accused in the money laundering case.
During Madhu Koda’s tenure as Chief Minister, his cabinet ministers and their associates have been accused of making illegal earnings worth crores of rupees.
This entire episode has been investigated by CBI and ED.
In other cases related to money laundering, the court has sentenced former ministers Enos Ekka, Bandhu Tirkey and Harinarayan Rai.