The Enforcement Directorate has arrested former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda's aide Anil Bastawade. He was arrested in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 21 January and brought back to New Delhi on Tuesday night by a two-member ED team. He will be flown to Ranchi on Wednesday.
Bastawade is an accused in a money laundering scam along with Koda. The Central Bureau of Investigation has alleged that he siphoned off over Rs250 crore from the state government's coffers to pay for coal mine contracts.
A Red Corner Notice was issued against him by the CBI on the request of the ED, which is probing charges of alleged money laundering against the 48-year-old businessman.
He would be sent to Jharkhand's capital Ranchi today for production in a special Prevention of Money laundering Act (PMLA) court.
The CBI had earlier told the ED about the detention of Bastawade by Indonesian enforcement agencies.
The ED wants the custody of 48-year-old businessman to probe the alleged financial irregularities conducted by Koda during his tenure as chief minister of the mineral-rich state under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).