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‘Former Odisha MLA had links with Ponzi firm Green India’

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Berhampur, Mar 11:

Odisha police has come up with fresh revelation against arrested former Congress MLA Ramesh Jena’s criminal activities.

Ramesh Jena

Jena had links with Green India Private Limited, a Ponzi firm which has allegedly defrauded crores of rupees of investors, revealed Berhampur SP Sarthak Sarangi here today.

Green India Private Limited is one of the 44 chit fund companies being probed by the CBI following the Supreme Court directive.

The company had allegedly collected crores of rupees from investors through its four subsidiaries- Green India Properties Pvt Ltd, Green India Infra Projects Pvt Ltd, Green India Retail Pvt Ltd and Green India Multi-state Cooperative Pvt Ltd.

Sarangi further said a luxury car with a Haryana vehicle registration number plate has been seized from Jena’s possession.

IG, Southern Range, Amitabh Thakur at a joint press conference with Berhampur SP Sarthak Sarangi here had said that police had seized two revolvers and some incriminating documents during raids at Jena’s Gambhariguda house under Patapur police limits while adding that he was involved in gun running racket.

Notably, the Congress leader was arrested on March 6 under Sec 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 25 of Arms Act, 436 (Mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house) and 212 (harbouring offender) of IPC.