Cuttack, Aug 27 :
The parents and wife of Deepak Gupta, the key accused in the Rs 1800 crore Uliburu iron ore scam appeared before the vigilance sleuths here today.
On August 8, the vigilance court, Keonjhar after declaring Deepak and four of his family members including his brother Champak Gupta as proclaimed offenders, had asked all the accused to appear before the Special Judge (Vigilance), Keonjhar before September 12.
Officials of the probe agency had then said they will be constrained to take stringent steps including seizure of property if the accused persons fail to depose by the given date,
However, the Orissa High Court on August 21 had granted the parents and wife of Deepak Gupta interim relief from arrest till September 11.
“Today we interrogated all the three and are trying to arrest Deepak Gupta as soon as possible,” said a senior official of the vigilance department.