CBI Questions Odisha Advocate In Artha Tatwa Chit Fund Scam Case

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday questioned government advocate Debakant Mohanty in connection with Artha Tatwa (AT) chit fund scam case in Odisha.

As per information, the central investigating agency questioned him at its Bhubaneswar office. Mohanty was issued notice under section 160 of the CRPC by the CBI for deposition in connection with the Artha Tatwa (AT) Group chit fund case, sources said.

According to per reports, three CBI officials including a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) questioned him for around three hours about the chit fund scam case.

It may be noted here that, the CBI had arrested former advocate general Ashok Mohanty in connection with the Artha Tatwa chit fund scam case.

The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) is also investigating the money laundering aspect of the chit fund scam by the AT group.

ED officials had last month grilled businessman Vineet Lalani days after raiding eight locations linked to him including six in Bhubaneswar and one each in Berhmapur and Chhatrapur. The ED had also quizzed another accused Sagar Ray.

The ED officials had seized Rs 23 lakh cash, a luxury car worth Rs 35 lakh, gold ornaments worth Rs 24.15 lakh, sale deeds, bank cheques, and digital evidence.

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