CBI interrogates minister’s kin in Odisha chit fund scam

CBI interrogates minister’s kin in Odisha chit fund scam

Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday interrogated the brother-in-law of Odisha Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma for his alleged involvement in the chit fund scam.

The CBI interrogated Satyapriya Jaysingh, the brother-in-law of the minister, for his alleged links with chit fund firm Artha Tatwa (AT) Group.

He was quizzed for over four hours on Thursday.

“I was asked about the financial transactions between Team Media and Artha Tatwa (AT)Group. I have submitted all the information asked by the CBI. I have also replied to all the questions,” Jaysingh told reporters after coming out of CBI office.

CBI suspects that chit fund money has been invested in Team Media and Hospitality Private Limited, a private company owned by Jaysingh that publishes a vernacular daily.

Earlier, Jaysingh had sought time from the central agency till August 10 to appear before it when the CBI had issued notice for his interrogation.

In April, the central agency had also issued a notice to minister Sanjay Dasburma for his alleged links with AT Group chief Pradeep Sethi.

Sethi has been languishing in jail since 2013 for duping thousands of investors in the state by floating various fraudulent schemes.

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