Seashore CMD, 2 others chargesheeted

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed chargesheets against Seashore group CMD Prashant Das, his brother and of Seashore Securities Ltd director Pravat Das and middleman Subhankar Nayak in the Special CJM court here today.

In the chargesheet, the Central probe agency has put the multitude of the scam at Rs 578.2 crore.

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch had arrested Prashant Das from Mumbai in June 2013 on charges of cheating, illegal financial transactions and siphoning off public money.

Similarly, the CBI had arrested Prashant’s brother Pravat Das, a former director of Seashore Securities and 15 other companies, on January 24 this year while broker Saubhankar Nayak was nabbed by the apex investigating agency on November 18 last year for his alleged role in channelizing Seashore money in illegal manner.

The CBI sleuths had summoned Pravat for questioning on the day of arrest for his alleged involvement in swindling funds to the tune of Rs 3 crore. According to CBI investigations, the amount was transferred to Pravat’s accounts which were misappropriated by him. He had been charged with criminal conspiracy and financial misappropriation.