Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 26:
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing into the mega ponzi scam in Odisha, summoned Choudwar-Cuttack MLA Prabhat Biswal’s wife Laxmibilasini and Balasore MP Rabindra Jena to appear before it within two days in connection with the Seashore chit fund scam.
Notably, Laxmibilasini was grilled by the agency along with his husband in 2014 over their alleged links in the scam.
“My wife had a piece of land measuring 32 ‘gunthas’ at Benapur village in Jajppur district, which she sold to the Seashore group in 2011,” the MLA had said at that time after coming out of the CBI office here post interrogation.
His wife Laxmibilasini, however, had given a different spin to the land deal saying while the papers had been readied for the sale, the land was never sold.
Similarly, Rabindra Jena had appeared before the CBI in 2015 for questioning over his alleged links with the Seashore Group of companies.
As per sources close to the MP, Jena headed the ‘Supratik’ group of companies, which had lent an amount of Rs 18 crores to the Seashore group in 2010. Seashore had paid back the lion’s share of the money, but still owed Rs 1.86 crores to him, the sources added.