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Odisha chit fund scam: CBI to interrogate ex-AG today

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sept 13:

Senior High Court lawyer Ashok Mohanty, who was Odisha’s Advocate General until Friday evening, has been summoned by the CBI team inquiring into the chit fund scam to appear for interrogation today at the CBI office here.

Advocate General Ashok Mohanty nku CBI Jera (4)Mohanty’s resignation, reportedly submitted to the state government on May 17, was accepted only last evening by the chief minister Naveen Patnaik apparently after CBI issued a summon to the Advocate General for personal appearance.

The former AG told reporters on Friday that he has been asked by the CBI to explain his stand over the purchase of a house in the CDA area in Cuttack, which was owned by the AT Group chief Pradip Sethy, in 2013.

He said he was not aware of the  financial fraud committed by the AT Group  or its chief Pradip Sethy  when he bought the house and claimed there was nothing irregular or illegal about the transaction he had with Sethy with regard to the purchase of the house.

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  1. Yesterday (12.9.2014) I have seen former Advocate General Ashok Mohanty on TV. He was looking very tense and appeared as if he was doing a tragedy role in a Comedy show. I am sure that CBI will get a lot of information from him regarding the nexus between judiciary and chit fund operators. I have submitted the relevant documents with CBI related to this CDA plot issue one month back and the documents are sufficient to make him one of the accused in mega chit fund scam. He should not have misused his power and position as advocate general. He said he had given his resignation in the month of May 2014 but Chief Minister accepted the resignation yesterday (12.9.2014), if this statement of Advocate Ashok Mohanty is correct then the Chief Minister should clarify the delay in accepting the resignation of Ashok Mohanty.

    JAYANTA KUMAR DAS (RTI ACTIVIST),9861770749(M)

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