Chit fund scam accused Ranjan Das attacked in Jharpada jail

Bhubaneswar: While the investigation into the multi-crore chit fund scam is still on, the chairman of multi-state credit cooperative society Swastik India Ranjan Das was allegedly attacked in Jharpada jail in the Capital city.

In a letter to ADG (Prison), wife of Dash, Monalisha accused one Biranchi Nayak of Jatni of extorting inmates in the jail. She said Nayak allegedly used abusive language and had also beaten up Das last month. She also alleged Nayak threatened Das of life.

Monalisha requested the ADG to provide security to Das and probe into the matter.

“The Laxmi Sagar police had already been informed about the matter but they are not heeding our concern,” alleged Monalisha.

Monalisha has also brought the matter into the notice of the CBI court here.

In 2014, CBI had arrested Das in connection with his company’s alleged money laundering activities. He was also considered a close associate of suspended BJD MLA Pravat Tripathy who was earlier arrested for his alleged link in the Artha Tatwa Group case.

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