Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, who is facing intense heat from the Income Tax Department in connection with alleged hawala transactions, was today admitted to a hospital here after he complained of illness.

“He was admitted to hospital around noon after he complained of some ailment. He is in the intensive care unit.

The doctors are attending on him and only after getting the pathological report can we say anything about the ailment,” a spokesman of the Abur Razzak Memorial Weavers Hospital Javed Akhtar told PTI.

As raids continued in the premises of Koda for the fourth day today, a top income tax official alleged non-cooperation by him resulting in delay in the conclusion of investigation.

Asked if Koda was cooperating with the IT sleuths, Director-General (IG-Investigation), Anjani Kumar, told reporters, “Not much. If I get proper support and cooperation, the investigation will conclude soon.”

38-year-old Koda was being questioned by IT officials in connection with alleged huge hawala transactions and illegal investments.

The raids began on Saturday on 70 places in nine cities across the country with the IT department claiming to have found evidence of hawala transactions and illegal investments running into more than Rs 2,000 crore.


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