Jailed former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and his aide Vikash Kumar Sinha were on Friday granted bail by the Supreme Court for their alleged role in a money laundering case but will remain in prison in connection with bribery and other offences.
A bench comprising Justice HL Dattu and Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the trial court hearing their case in Ranchi will fix the conditions for grant of bail.
However, Koda will remain in jail as he has not been granted bail in two other cases of alleged income tax evasion and bribery in the Rajiv Gandhi electrification project in Palamu and Dumka districts in Jharkhand.
The former Chief Minister was earlier granted bail by Jharkhand High Court in a disproportionate assets case and a bribery case relating to forest clearance.
Koda has been lodged in Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi where he has been confined since November 2009 for his alleged role in corruption and other cases.