Bail plea of TV channel owner Das rejected

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today rejected the bail plea of ‘Kamyab TV’ channel owner Manoj Das who has been in jail for alleged involvement in multi-crore Artha Tatwa Group (AT) scam in the State.

After his arrest in September last year, Das has been lodged at Special Jail, Jharpada.

Source said Das had got into an agreement with AT Group CMD Pradeep Sethy who wanted to set up a TV channel. Sethy allegedly wanted to use teleports of Kamyab TV for which he had paid Rs 90 lakh to Das. However, after CBI investigation, Das failed to produce relevant documents to validate that he had taken the money for renting the teleports and it led to his arrest.