Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi, June 18:
The CBI grilled former BJD Rajya Sabha member from Odisha Renubala Pradhan Tuesday in connection with the Leave and Travel Concession (LTC) scam, reports said.
The former Upper House MP has been accused of reimbursing LTC claims of her companion by producing false boarding passes of airlines and other travel documents.
The CBI had on Friday booked six Rajya Sabha MPs including former BJD MP Renu Bala Pradhan for cheating and forgery in the Leave and Travel Concession (LTC) scam on Friday.
The national investigating agency also on the same day raided the house of a cousin of Pradhan in Bhubaneswar.
Lakhs of rupees are said to have been fraudulently claimed from the government through fake Leave Travel Concession (LTC) claims, availed by some MPs and government officials using fake or forged travel documents.
The incident came to light after the vigilance department of Air India (AI) was alerted about the arrest of a man in March at the Kolkata airport with 600 blank boarding passes of the airline in his possession.