Bhubaneswar: Bail plea of BJD’s Choudwar-Cuttack MLA Prabhat Biswal, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Seashore chit fund scam, was rejected by the Special CJM CBI court today.
Biswal’s counsel Anup Senapati had sought bail in the court on health grounds.
According to sources, CBI’s counsel argued that Biswal, being a ruling party legislator might either try to influence the probe or tamper evidence if granted bail.
Biswal was admitted to the Capital Hospital on Friday night after preliminary medical examination by Jharpara jail doctor.
Though Biswal was on a four-day CBI remand which was to end today, he was produced before the court by the investigating agency on Friday – a day earlier than the expiry of his remand period.