Bhubaneswar: Months ahead of elections, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has issued notices to the two high-profile leaders of the Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam in the State.
The CBI sent notices to former Minister and Nayagarh MLA Arun Sahu and former Health Minister and Mahakalapada MLA Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak for examination in connection with the ongoing probe into the Seashore chit fund scam, news agency ANI reported.
According sources in the CBI, while one of them was asked to depose on January 28, the other will appear on January 3.
In its reaction, the BJD said credibility of CBI is well known and politicisation is being done. “We came to know of such news from the media. The concerned leaders haven’t received the notices. Perhaps the notices were first provided to the media and then probably the messages are in transit or post,” said BJD Spokesperson Sasmit Patra.
Meanwhile, both the leaders were not available for their comments on the matter.
The agency has already filed charge sheet against CMD of the Seashore Group of companies Prashant Kumar Dash and others.
Seashore Group is one of the 44 ponzi companies in Odisha which came under the scanner of CBI and ED following an order of the Supreme Court to probe their finances and transactions.
ED had registered a case against it in 2014.