Chargesheet filed against AT Group trading arm
Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Sunday filed preliminary chargesheet against Artha Tatwa (AT) Group Enterprises Pvt Ltd, the trading unit of AT Group.
According to official sources, AT Group CMD Pradeep Sethy and two directors- Manoj Pattnaik and Srikrishna Padhy have been named in the 86-page chargesheet.
“Though the company claimed that it has obtained license from Registrar of Companies (RoC) to run trading involving gold, computer, electronic accessories and mobile handsets, we are yet to ascertain it,” said an official requesting anonymity.
The official added, “We have filed the chargesheet based on 22 complaints at the Kharvel Nagar police station in Bhubaneswar. It is estimated that the fraud involving gold loan could be worth Rs 52 lakh.”
Earlier on July 10, a day after the State Government announced Rs 300-crore corpus fund for victims of various non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), the police filed preliminary chargesheet against Sethy and six others accusing them of embezzling public deposits worth crores of rupees.
Sources said, the 515-page report quoted the amount cheated by the company at Rs 6 crore even as the police earlier said nearly Rs 350 crore had been misappropriated by AT Group in Odisha.
"We will file final chargesheet in both the cases soon," said a top official.