Seashore scam: CBI grills Prashant’s wife, three others

Bhubaneswar: A day after the regional office visit of CBI’s eastern zone joint director Sumanbala Sahoo, the central agency today interrogated Prativa Das, wife of Seashore group CMD Prashant Das and three functionaries of the company.

Sources said, Branch Manager and Cashier of the company’s Berhampur branch were questioned by the agency sleuths for over two hours.

The questioning of Prashant’s wife bore significance as she appeared before the investigating officials for the first time ever since the CBI was handed over the multi-crore scam case. On November 9 and 16, Prashant’s son Pradeep was questioned by the agency in connection with the chit fund scam.

Sources added, the agency has intensified its probe to know the activities of the group after Sahoo’s Saturday visit. The official is believed to have asked the sleuths to summon Prativa, who was hitherto had escaped the interrogation.

On Saturday, during her maiden trip to Odisha after taking charge of CBI’s eastern zone, Sahoo had reviewed the progress of chit fund scam in the state.

The official who has been entrusted with the responsibility of the eastern zone of the apex investigating agency had discussed progress of the case in the state with the investigating officials here.