Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 15:
Intensifying its probe into the fraud committed by ponzi firm Oscar Group, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested three directors of the company, sources said.
The arrested have been identified as Kirti Bastia, Abani Patnaik and Tara Prasad Hota. Apart from the trio, the probe agency has also arrested a land broker for his alleged links with the firm.
On the other hand, remand period of Oscar Group chairman Prabhas Rout comes to an end today. The Crime Branch would seek a fresh remand to take Rout on 5-7 days for further interrogation. With the arrest of the three directors of the company, the investigating agency might interrogate Rout and the trio jointly.
On Tuesday, Rout was interrogated by Crime Branch Special DG BK Sharma in the presence of Crime Branch IG Arun Bothra. Sources said, the investigators have unearthed a bank account in Odisha capital having over Rs 1 crore deposits. This apart, the sleuths have found immovable property at five places in Gujarat.
Notably, Rout is accused of defrauding customers to the tune of Rs 230 crore in Odisha, Maharashtra and Gujarat.