Seashore had no IPS or IAS links: Prashant Dash
Bhubaneswar: A week after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) interrogated IPS officers- RP Koche and Sanjib Panda in connection with their alleged involvement in Seashore Group of Companies, its CMD Prashant Dash on Thursday said the company had no business links with any bureaucrats.
Responding to media queries after a routine deposition before a court here, Dash said the CBI can quiz anybody it thinks to have links with Seashore Group.
“Seashore has no links either with IAS or IPS officers. The investigating agency may interrogate anybody on the matter,” Das stated.
The company chief replied in negative, when asked about its relation with middleman Subhankar Nayak, as reported in the media.
“Seashore has no relation with Subhankar. We know him only as a depositor. Seashore didn’t require any middleman and the company had no middleman to run its business,” Dash mentioned.
On the other hand, Nayak, who too attended the court, took the media by surprise when he revealed that the diary the media is talking about since his arrest is completely false.
“Which diary you all are talking about? There is no such diary and it is completely false,” Nayak stated.
But, when the newsmen countered Nayak on the questioning of IPS officers by CBI few days back, for their suspected links with him, he denied the allegations.
“Only the media is saying that they (IPS officers) were interrogated for having links with me, but I don’t think so. I don’t have any link with any officers. I am also not associated with Seashore group. I am not a middleman of anybody,” Nayak said.
However official sources confirmed that after arrest of company’s wheeler-dealer Nayak in November, 2014, the CBI had laid its hands on documents including a diary and notes in which political leaders, bureaucrats and IPS officers were mentioned.
Later, it had quizzed two IPS officers Rajesh Kumar and Satish Gajbhiye in connection with the Seashore Group.