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CBI to probe role of Odisha police in chit fund scam

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20:

The CBI will probe the role of Odisha police in the mega chit fund scam.

The Central agency, in the course of its investigation into the mega chit fund scam in the state, has found clear evidence of the cursory investigation by the state police to provide protection to influential persons and political leaders involved in the scam.

CBIAs per information shared by a CBI official, the owner of Artha Tatwa (AT) Group had kept some of the senior officials of the commissionerate police in good humour with costly presents.

“We have specific information that political leaders having close nexus with the AT Group had also pressurized the police to investigate the case perfunctorily,” he said.

The CBI got the evidence on the role of the commissionerate police two days ago during its raid on the office of the AT Group in the state capital. The police have already filed a charge sheet, which meant its investigation into the AT Group affair was over.

The CBI team was surprised how the police could frame the charge sheet without conducting a raid on the company premises.

“We have found ample evidence on the involvement of top political leaders and influential persons with the AT Group. During our raid, it was clear that the police had not raided the chit fund company office as all its records were found intact in the hard disks of 31 computers. Apart from this, we have also found ample evidence of political complicity while going through the CDs, photos and bank cheque books and bank statements. It is quite obvious that the commissionerate police had deliberately decided not to raid the company office since they were aware of the involvement of top political leaders and influential persons,” the official informed.

This apart, the CBI has also got clear proof on the role of the police during their interrogation of AT Group owner Pradip Sethi.

The police, who had taken Sethi on a 10-day remand for interrogation and asked him nearly 150 questions, surprisingly did not think it fit to ask him any question relating to the involvement of political leaders with his company. This despite the fact that Sethi had told the media while being taken into custody by the police that he had paid about Rrs 75 crores to politicians, journalists and other influential people.

The CBI will also investigate to find out why the investigation into the AT Group was singled out to be handed over to the commissionerate police while the the Economic Offences Wing of the state Crime Branch was probing all other chit fund companies.

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  1. WHETHER IT IS AN ACHIEVEMENT OF CBI OR PEOPLE OF ODISHA ARE MISGUIDED?

    It is surprising to me that the CBI was able to find the hard discs of all computers in tact till date at the various offices of Artha Tatwa Chit Fund Company! From a reliable source I was able to know that some corrupt bureaucrats whose black money was invested in Artha Tatwa have destroyed all evidences including computers, documents and only left some documents and computers to misguide the investigating agency to hide their involvement in chit fund fraud.

    Owing to such misleading statements by the investigating agency the main issue is being diverted.

    1. Why the CBI is not investigate the purchase of quantity of Gold by Artha Tatwa Shares & Stocks Private Limited from National Spot exchange (Electronic Spot Market Member ship No. 13690)?

    2. Why Jyiotiprakash Joyprakash (who is the director in all nine companies of Artha Tatwa Group and holding maximum number of shares in all companies next to Pradeep sethy) is not yet arrested?

    3. Why Deepak Chandratan Pareek who is one of the directors in Artha Tatwa Shares & Stocks Private Limited is not yet arrested and interrogated, by CBI?

    If the total amount of gold purchased is exceeding the total amount of fraud then we can assume that black money earned by different politicians and bureaucrats was invested in Artha Tatwa Group of Companies.

    The name and other details of Artha Tatwa Shares & Stocks Private Limited:-

    1. PRADEEP KUAMR SETHY,
    S/O SRI RAMA CHANDRA SETHY,
    FLAT No. D2, 4TH FLOOR, BISHNUPRIYA APPARTMENT,
    JAIDEV VIHAR, BHUBANESWAR- 751012.

    2. Mr. JYOTI PRAKASH JAYAPRAKASH,
    S/O Mr. JAYAPRAKASH INDUPRAKASH,
    FLAT No. D2, 4TH FLOOR, BISHNUPRIYA APPARTMENT,
    JAIDEV VIHAR, BHUBANESWAR- 751012.
    (The aforesaid person is absconding and Odisha Police has not registered any case against this person knowingly).

    3. Mr. DEEPAK CHANDRATAN PAREEK,
    S/O CHANDRATAN MURLIDHAR TIWARI,
    J-A/20, NEW MHB COLONY, GORDI ROAD, BORIVALI (W),
    MUMBAI-400091.

    WITH REGARDS
    JAYANTA KUMAR DAS (RTI ACTIVIST), 9861770749(M)

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