Former minister sent to 14 days judicial custodyDecember 1st, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 1 (IANS) Former Jharkhand minister Kamlesh Singh, arrested along with former chief minister Madhu Koda in a corruption case, was sent to 14 days judicial custody Tuesday.
Kamlesh Singh was arrested from Hussainabad in Palamau district Monday after a court issued an arrest warrant against him. He was brought to Ranchi Monday night.
On Tuesday, the vigilance court of Vinay Kant Khan sent the former minister to judicial custody. But it allowed him to file his nomination paper for the assembly elections from Hussainabad constituency.
The vigilance bureau had lodged a first information report (FIR) against Koda and three former cabinet colleagues — Kamlesh Singh, Bhanu Pratap Sahi and Bandhu Tirkey — July 22. The charges against them include siphoning government money, cheating, amassing assets beyond their known sources of income and misusing their official positions.
Their houses were raided July 24. The vigilance department seized documents related to huge investments, land and jewellery. From Tirkey’s house a revolver was also seized.
Kamlesh Singh was the water resources and excise department minister.
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