Pradeep Pattanayak

Trouble mounted for BJD's Bhandaripokhari MLA, Prafulla Samal on Tuesday as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) quizzed his son Prayaskanti Samal in connection with the multi-crore Barapada Engineering College land scam case. 

As per reports, Prayaskanti deposed before the ED at 10.30 am. Three teams of the ED are said to be interrogating him. It is learned that the ED officials recorded his statements and came to know that information on his mobile phone had been deleted. So, three teams including a technical team and two expert teams are on the job of retrieving deleted information. 

As per the latest report, the grilling is still going on and it may continue till night. 

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According to sources, the possibility of his arrest can’t be ruled out. 

Notably, the officials of the Enforcement Directorate had raided 10 places linked to Samal on February 15. The legislator had then termed the raids as vindictive. The ED had also raided the house of the former principal of Barapada Engineering College. 

On February 16, the ED had (ED) seized a high-end car and cash worth Rs 10 lakh from the house of Prayaskanti.  On February 17, the ED had summoned the father-son duo. And, on February 28, senior Samal deposed before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials in Bhubaneswar.

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