Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sep 22:
The Odisha High Court is likely to take up the anticipatory bail application of the BJD MLA Prabhat Tripathy for hearing today.
After his house was raided by the CBI team probing the chit fund scam in August, the former government chief whip and BJD MLA from Banki had moved the Odisha High Court on September 15, seeking anticipatory bail.
Tripathy was interrogated for over 5 hours at the Bhubaneswar CBI office the next day (September 16), in connection with his alleged links with AT Group chief Pradip Sethy.
He had, however, refused to divulge anything to the media about the interrogation.
It may be mentioned here that the CBI, during simultaneous raids on the houses of Tripathy at Banki and at Kaligali in Cuttack, had seized some important documents apparently confirming his links with the AT Group.
Later, the residence of his close associate Subash Padhi in Banki was raided and his bank accounts scrutinised by CBI officials for possible leads to Tripathy’s financial transactions with the tainted chit fund company.
Ashish Sahu, a member of the state executive committee of the ruling Biju Janata Dal, known to have been very close to some influential BJD MLAs and ministers including Tripathy, was also interrogated on September 14 for over four hours by the CBI for his alleged links with the AT Group.