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Odisha chit fund scam: Mumbai model Preeti Bhatia grilled by CBI again


Reported by  Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Oct 8:

Mumbai-based model and television serial producer Preeti Bhatia was interrogated by the CBI for the third time in 17 days today in connection with the Odisha chit fund scam.

Preeti Bhatia ( pic-Biswaranjan Mishra)
Preeti Bhatia ( pic-Biswaranjan Mishra)

Bhatia reached the CBI office here alone today and faced questions from the officials of the investigating agency for more than two and half hours. She was questioned for her alleged links with the Artha Tatwa (AT) Group and its CMD Pradeep Sethy, sources said.

It may be mentioned that the CBI, during the course of its investigation in the mega chit fund scam in the AT Group company, had found strong business links between Bhatia and Sethy.

She presented some documents on her business links with the AT group during today’s interrogation, sources in the Central agency said.

She had earlier appeared before the CBI on September 23 and 25. On both these visits, she had been accompanied by her mother.

Sources in the CBI said that Preeti Bhatia, Pradeep Sethy and Indu Dewan were directors in a company called Prism Heights Films & Entertainment Private Limited, which had its registered office at Santa Cruz (West) area in Mumbai.

Later, the agency had raided Bhatia’s house in Mumbai on August 16.


  1. PREETI BHATIA & INDU DEWAN, these two person are presently Director in the PRADEEP KUMAR SETHY(Din-01371488)’s COMPANY, Name as- CIN No-U92100MH2010PTC199119, PRISM HEIGHTS FILMS & ENTERTAINMENT PRIVATE LIMITED, At- 601, DEVSHAKTI, 46 TILAK ROAD,SANTACRUZ (WEST),MUMBAI-400054(MH)

    PREETI BHATIA & INDU DEWAN have opened three more new LLP Company but in all three new companies both of them have changed their DIN number.

    But as per The Companies Act, holding more than one DIN is a punishable offence with imprisonment of six months and a fine of Rs 50,000. DIN is a unique number issued by Registrar of Companies (RoC) for those who become directors in companies. Just like PAN Number.


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