Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Nov 30:
After DIG west-central range Rajesh Kumar in the morning, it was the turn of Kendrapara SP Satish Gajbhiye to face a grilling by CBI sleuths in the evening today in connection with the Odisha chit fund scam.
Gajbhiye reached the office riding pillion on a bike at about 7 pm and was closeted with CBI officials for over two and a half hours.
Sections of the diaries of wheeler-dealer Subhankar Nayak leaked to the media yesterday mentioned Gajbihiye, who was the SP of Dhenkanal earlier. Nayak used to swing deals with the bureaucrats and police offiers on behalf of the Seashore group of companies, the CBI has found.
Emerging out of the interrogation, Gajbhiye admitted knowing Nayak, but denied having received any money from him.
“He introduced himself as a journalist in 2008-2009. That is how I came to know him. In public life, one keeps meeting all kinds of people and he was one of the many people I knew. Bbut there was no special relationship between us” Gajbhiye said.
Asked how his name appeared in Nayak’s diary, he said; “I don’t know.”
When asked what he was questioned about, Gajbhiye said; “It is between me and the investigating agency.”
The 2002 batch IPS officer was the SP Dhenkanal before taking over as the commandant of OSAP and then Kendrapara SP.