Rashmi Rekha Das

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday began probe after registering case against Archana Nag and her accused husband Jagabandhu Chand and two others.

As per reports, those having links with Archana would be served notice. Besides, the Enforcement Directorate will verify bank statements of all the accused.

Meanwhile, political slugfest continues over the lady blackmailer case with Congress leader Santosh Singh Saluja’s statement pertaining to ED investigation becoming the talk of the town.

He said the investigation by the ED should be free of political interest. “ED investigation should not aim at any particular party. Political figures irrespective of parties involved in the lady blackmailer case should be brought under the purview of investigation. ED investigation should not have vested interest,” said Saluja.
Saluja’s statement came after Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said that those linked to the alleged blackmailer Archana Nag’s racket and mining irregularities cannot go scot-free as the central agencies have started probing into the cases from Delhi.

It is worthwhile to mention that the Commisionerate Police arrested Archana on October 6 and her husband on October 22 on charges of honey trapping bigwigs and extorting huge amounts of money from them.

Recently, the state unit of BJP launched an indefinite strike in front of the Commissionerate Police office demanding an investigation against Minister Samir Dash for his alleged link in Dharmendra Sahu suicide case and proper investigation into the Archana Nag case.

District BJP President Babu Singh said, “ED investigation will bring hidden truth to the fore.”

Reacting to Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s statement, BJD leader Amar Satpathy said, “Raising this issue during election campaign is disgraceful. Let ED investigate the case and find out the leaders involved in the honeytrap case. After investigation, it will be clear whether BJD will land in problem or not.”