Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi, Apr 10:
During the hearing of the case on Wednesday, an apex court bench comprising Justice TS Thakur and Justice C Nagappan also allowed Jena to change his counsel Suresh Tripathy and somebody else in his place. The decision came after the bench heard both Jena and Tripathy in person.
Jena had pleaded with the court to allow him to discharge Tripathy as his counsel as their relationship had soured irretrievably following the latter’s refusal to follow instructions to produce certain important documents relating to the larger conspiracy angle of the scam.
Sources said differences between Jena and his counsel arose over the latter’s refusal to submit before the court certain documents on Green Ray, an Odisha based chit fund company with operations spread across 14 other states in India, besides Dubai and Nigeria.
The next hearing in the case is on April 23.