Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 20:

Two more accused — Hanif Mohammed and Bijay Rout — pleaded guilty of all charges in court in Artha Tatwa (AT) Group and Adarsh chit fund scams yesterday.

Both Hanif and Rout confessed their crimes by means of submission in the Special CBI court in Bhubaneswar.

Earlier, AT Group CMD Pradeep Sethy and one of the Directors Manoj Patnaik had pleaded guilty in the chit fund scam in the court.

While Sethy was sentenced to seven years in jail with fine amount of Rs 30,000, the CBI court awarded Patnaik four years in imprisonment and fine amount of Rs 10,000.

The Special CBI Court has also convicted Ponzi firm Astha International Ltd’s chairman-cum-managing director Santosh Kisan Sabkale and another director Chandrasinh Chauhan Shivaji after they pleaded guilty before court.