Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 19:
The CBI, probing into the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha, today interrogated Kamalakanta Das, owner of a hotel at Janpath here, over alleged links with Artha Tatwa (AT) Group and Seashore Group, two major players in the scam.
Das was reportedly grilled for around two and a half hours at the CBI office here.
After coming out of the office, Das said, “The CBI had asked me to depose before it in connection with AT Group and Seashore Group link. The agency had sought information regarding a particular person from me and I have provided the info. The investigating officers showed me photos of some persons with Subhankar Nayak and told me to identify them.”
Worth mentioning, Subhankar was an influence peddler and had acted as the middleman between Seashore Group and top bureaucrats. Subhankar who was arrested by the CBI on November 18, 2014, is currently lodged in the Jharpada Circle jail here.