A special court on Thursday ordered issuance of red corner notices and property attachment against five alleged aides of the former Jharkhand Chief Minister, Madhu Koda, in connection with the multi-crore money laundering case.

The judge of the special court of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, R.K. Choudhary, also ordered the impounding of passports of the five, who have been evading arrest for three years, on the request of Enforcement Directorate.

The five absconding accused are — Rohitas Krishnan, Saubhik Chotopadhyay, Manoj Kumar Sinha, Sunil Kumar Sinha and Ajay Amol Chandra Baffna.

The court directed to initiate process under Cr.PC section 82 (proclamation of person absconding) against Koda’s two other alleged associates, Sanjay Choudhary and Dhananjay Choudhary.

Anil Bastawade, who had been brought to India from Indonesian capital Jakarta on January 30, was the seventh accused arrested after Koda, Binod Sinha, Vikas Sinha, Manoj Punamia, Arvind Vyas and Vijay Joshi. Koda, who is in judicial custody now, was arrested on November 30, 2009. — PTI