Arrested ex-Congress MLA had chit fund links: Police

Berhampur: Police investigations have revealed the chit fund links of arrested former Congress MLA of Sanakhemundi Ramesh Jena.

According to Berhampur SP Sarthak Sarangi, Jena has links to the scam-tainted Green India Chit fund company.

Moreover, a luxury vehicle belonging to Jena bearing Haryana state registration number has also been seized, informed the Berhampur SP.

Onn Thursday, police had raided Jena’s house at Gambhariguda village under Patapur police station limits in Ganjam district and seized two revolvers and some incriminating documents.

According to police sources, Jena has 12 cases pending in his name at various police stations in Ganjam police district and 13 cases in Berhampur police district.

Police have established his involvement in murder, thrashing and maiming people, tender fixing, forcible possession and purchase of private land by threatening people, gutkha trade, country liquor trade and transport business.

A team of Berhampur Police on March 6 had arrested Jena along with his three associates from Bhubaneswar in connection with the February 29 bomb explosion in the house of a local corporator.