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.
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.