A day after issuance of arrest warrants by the Income Tax department, an alert has been sounded to various state and district police chiefs by the Jharkhand Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to arrest Vinod Sinha and Sanjay Chaudhary, associates of former chief minister Madhu Koda, in connection with Rs 2,500 crore money laundering case.
“On Thursday, we have sounded an alert to the police chiefs of the concerned states and the Jharkhand districts police chiefs to arrest Vinod Sinha and Sanjay Chaudhary,” Additional Director General of Police (CID) G S Rath was quoted as saying.
“The alerts to arrest both were circulated at the request of the IT department,” he added.
On November 2, the IT department had asked Vinod Sinha, Sanjay Choudhary, Devendra Mukhiya, Basant Bhattacharya, Manoj Punamiya and Anil Bastawde to be present before it by 11 a.m on November 6.
Nonetheless, none of them turned up. Consequently, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued an alert to all airports in the country to prevent any one of them from fleeing the country.
Again, the IT department asked them to appear before it by November 11. But when Sinha and Chaudhary did not turn up, the department finally issued an arrest warrant.