AT scam: Indu Dewan’s remand ends today

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to pray court to extend Indu Dewan’s remand period which ended on Thursday.

The central agency, which arrested Indu on October 17 in connection with the multi-crore money laundering case, questioned the accused during the 5-day remand period.

Sister of Artha Tatwa (AT) chit fund scam accused Preeti Bhatia, Indu is one of the directors of Mumbai-based Prismheights Films Entertainment Private Limited (PFEPL), where the AT Group is said to have pumped more than Rs 4 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.