AT scam: CBI takes Indu on 5-day remand

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday took arrested Indu Dewan, sister of Artha Tatwa (AT) chit fund scam accused Preeti Bhatia, on a five-day remand for further interrogation.

Dewan was arrested by the sleuths in connection with the multi-crore money laundering case.

Both Indu and Preeti were directors of Mumbai-based Prismheights Films Entertainment Private Limited (PFEPL), where the AT Group is said to have pumped more than Rs four crore of its investors’ money.

Notably the Orissa High Court had rejected the anticipatory bail application of Indu last month.

In August for the first time the central investigating agency had interrogated Indu and her husband Vikram Dewan for their alleged involvement in the scam.

It may be noted that PFEPL was set up in January 2010 and AT Group chairman Pradip Sethy was also a director of the firm. The company was involved in motion picture, radio, television and other entertainment activities.

On October 10 last year, the CBI had arrested model-turned-television serial co-producer Preeti for her alleged links with the ponzi firm.