Orissa HC grants bail to BJD MLA Pravat Biswal

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Tuesday granted bail to BJD MLA Pravat Biswal who is presently undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital here.

Biswal was earlier arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his alleged involvement in the multi crore Seashore chit fund scam on September 19 last year.

He was later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital after his condition deteriorated on September 25, official sources said.

While granting regular bail to Biswal, the High Court has kept the conditions that were earlier laid down while granting two months interim bail to him in April.

The bail was granted against cash security of Rs 20 lakh and two securities of Rs 5 lakh each.

“I express my gratitude towards BJD president and CM Naveen Patnaik for supporting me. Besides, I also thank people of my constituency and others who are praying for my well being,” said Biswal.