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SANJAY CHAUDHURY
Real estate developer and Koda’s Man Friday

He once sold chewing tobacco but later closely worked with Koda. The current mess happened only after he was caught at the Mumbai airport with loads of cash. In Ranchi he often travelled in a beacon-top car like the CM. He did all the deals on behalf of Koda. In the last four years, he has earned nearly Rs 800 crore. He is now on the run.

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BENOY SINHA 
Businessman and Koda’s link with the hawala traders

He was once a tractor mechanic but his meteoric rise started after Koda handpicked him for his dealings with hawala and bullion dealers in Mumbai. His personal wealth is over Rs 2,000 crore. He acquired a defunct glass company and was keen to buy an IPL team. The ED has evidence of him putting Koda’s money in Swiss banks.

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BANDHU TIRKEY
Former Human Resources, Sports and Culture Minister

The clout of Tirkey was legendary in Ranchi because he was the only minister – besides the CM – who could call Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni at the drop of a hat. The ED has found evidence of his massive real estate empire that stretches across the plush neighbourhoods of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ranchi and Patna and runs over Rs 25 crore.

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ENOS EKKA
Former Rural Development Minister and a confidant of Koda

His name figured in various land scams in the state. The ED has evidence of him amassing wealth beyond his known sources of income and acquiring land and defunct factories throughout Jharkhand and neighbouring West Bengal and Bihar. The ED estimates that his personal assets are in the region of Rs 75 crore. He is currently in jail.

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HARINARAYAN RAI
Former Tourism Minister

He created a stir when he told the Union tourism minister to stop foreigners from visiting the state unless facilities were created for them. He also cancelled state tourism ads in foreign publications but routinely went abroad to study world tourism market. The ED is probing charges of him transferring Rs 30 crore to Swiss banks through hawala. He is currently in jail.

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KAMLESH SINGH
Former Water Resources Minister and a close aide of Koda

ED and Income Tax officials have found evidence of him siphoning off state government funds and purchasing palatial homes across India. Known for his lavish lifestyle and wild parties, Singh acquired huge tracts of commercial and cultivable land near Ranchi by forging documents. A conservative estimate of his wealth is over Rs 75 crore.

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