CHEATING CHARGE: Madhu Koda will be charged under Section 420 and 120-B of the IPC.
New Delhi: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda continues to claim that he is “innocent and is being framed” but it seems words may be his only defence.
With each passing day things have got worse for Koda. CNN-IBN has access to documents which reveal that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is set to file charges against Koda and his former colleagues.
Koda will be charged under Section 420 and 120-B of the IPC, both related to cheating and committing fraud. He will also be booked under Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Koda’s colleagues Kamlesh Singh, Bandhu Tirkey and Sanjay Chaudhary will also be booked under similar charges.
The focus though, is on Binod Sinha who is a friend and key aide to Koda. Sinha is being charged of investing Rs 200 crore in real estate. He reportedly deposited as much as Rs 20 crore on several occasions in a Jamshedpur bank with the following account number: 006810114844001.
Sinha allegedly floated 14 companies in India and two companies in Dubai in collaboration with Sanjay Chaudhary. The cost of the much talked about mine in Liberia – $17 lakh – was all paid for in cash by Koda.
Till 2007, Koda was only investing in real estate. During this time he was a minister but his fascination with mines started in 2007 when he became the Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
Among others, Koda’s aide Tirkey reportedly bought flats in Delhi’s Vasant Vihar for Rs 8 crore.
The Income Tax department sleuths questioned Koda at his residence in Ranchi, after having discontinued it in the wake of his illness on November 3.
Koda has also been summoned by the ED on November 15. With evidence against him and his associates increasing by the day, his arrest seems to be imminent. But will he go down alone or will there be other big names as well who were his partners in crime?
London, Nov 10 (ANI): The British Home Office wants communication firms to monitor all Internet use and retain information on how people use social networks such as Facebook.
Ministers confirmed their intention despite concerns and opposition from some in the industry.
Some 40 percent of respondents to the Home Office’s consultation opposed the plans, but ministers say communication interception needs to be updated, the BBC reports.
Home Office Minister David Hanson said: “Communications data is crucial to the fight against crime and in keeping people safe. It is a highly technical area and one, which demands a fine balance between privacy and maintaining the capabilities of the police and security services.”
“The consultation showed widespread recognition of the importance of communications data in protecting the public and an appreciation of the challenges which rapidly changing technology poses.
“We will now work with communications service providers and others to develop these proposals, and aim to introduce necessary legislation as soon as possible,” he added.
Both the police and secret security services have legal powers in the UK to intercept communications in the interests of combating crime or threats to national security. But the rules largely focus on communications over telephones and do not cover the whole range of Internet communications now being used, the BBC reports.
The Home Office says it wants to change the law to compel communication service providers (CSPs) to collect and retain records of communications from a wider range of Internet sources, from social networks through to chat rooms and unorthodox methods, such as within online games.
Ministers say that they do not want to create a single government-owned database and only intend to ask CSPs to hold a record of a contact, rather than the actual contents of what was said, the BBC reports.
New Delhi, Nov 10: In a replay of the Lok Sabha polls, Trinamool Congress (TMC) has taken the lead in 7 out of 10 Assembly seats in West Bengal. Congress leads in two seats whereas Indepedent is leading in one seat.
While the Left is still to take lead in any of the assembly seats, Trinamool Congress seems to have geared up to give them a taste of the Lok Sabha polls held in May, 2009.
In East Belgachia seat, Sujit Basu of Trinamool Congress is leading by 4000 votes over his nearest CPI(M) rival Ramala Chakrabarty, widow of former Transport Minister.
In Alipur CPIM candidate is trailing behind TMC candidate Bobby Hakim by 10,000 votes, while the second round of counting in Egra showed former minister Prabodh Sinha of DSP leading the counting.
While A M Rappani of Congress is leading in Goalpokhar, Dibyendu Adhikari of Trinamool Congress is ahead in Contai seat.
The by-polls for 10 assembly seats were held in Kalchini (ST), Raiganj (SC), Sujapur, Goalpokhar, Bongaon, Contai South, Egra, Serampore, Alipore and Belgachia East.