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 The Jharkhand High Court Tuesday stayed the transfer of Income Tax Director (investigation) Ujjwal Chaudhary, who is probing the money laundering scam of at least Rs.2,500 crore in which former chief minister Madhu Koda is a prime suspect.

A division bench headed by Chief Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra and Justice R.R. Prasad stayed the transfer while hearing a petition opposing the transfer of Chaudhary.

Chaudhary was transferred last week as commissioner income tax in Patna.

Last week, the income tax department under the supervision of Chaudhary had raided 70 places, including the properties of personal secretary of Chief Minister Shibu Soren and two ex-chairmen of the Jharkhand electricity board.

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