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Tag: Artha Tatwa

Odisha: HC Blow To Chit Fund Scam Convict Pradeep Sethy

Cuttack: The prime convict in the multi-crore Artha Tatwa chit fund scam, Pradeep Sethy, has to remain in jail for some more time as the Orissa High Court on Thursday rejected a writ petition filed by him claiming ‘double jeopardy’ for his release from jail. ‘Double jeopardy’ is a universally accepted principle that bars a […]

5-yr jail term to Artha Tatwa chief Pradeep Sethi

Sambalpur: The Sambalpur Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court today awarded a five-year jail term to Artha Tatwa (AT) Group chief Pradeep Sethi in connection with a fraud of Rs 5 lakh. The court pronounced the verdict while hearing a petition filed by one Raghumani Das of Burla. Earlier, in April 2017, the Special Chief Judicial […]

Chit fund scare returns to haunt depositors

Bolangir: At a time when scores of chit fund firms like AT & Seashore are facing CBI action with their officials cooling heels in jail for duping lakhs of innocent depositors, new ponzi firms are still emerging to target gullible investors in Odisha. As per sources, Adarsh Cooperative Societies Limited, a Gujarat-based mobile banking company […]

Ponzi scam: Artha Tatwa chief Pradeep Sethy gets 7-yr jail term

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court today sentenced Artha Tatwa Group chief Pradeep Sethy to seven years of imprisonment for his involvement in the multi-crore chit fund scam in the state. The court convicted Sethy in connection with a case registered at the Kharvel Nagar police station here. The court also awarded 7 […]

Verdict on discharge petitions of 4 AT chit fund accused reserved

Bhubaneswar: Special CBI court’s hearing on the discharge petitions filed by 4 accused in the Artha Tatwa (AT) chit fund scam concluded today with the verdict kept reserved. The discharge petitions challenging the allegations levelled by the CBI were filed by former AG Ashok Mohanty, Model Preeti Bhatia, Jagabandhu Panda and Pramod Panda. On the […]

Artha Tatwa scam: HC breather to Madhu Mohanty

Cuttack: After remaining behind bars for over two years, proprietor of Odia daily ‘Odisha Bhaskar’ Madhu Mohanty will finally walk out of jail as the Orissa High Court granted him conditional bail today in connection with the Artha Tatwa chit-fund scam. While granting him bail against two bailers and surety of Rs 25 lakh each, […]

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AT chit fund scam: Spl CBI Court to frame charges against 21 accused

Bhubaneswar: The Special CBI court here may frame charges against 21 accused in the Artha Tatwa chit fund scam, today. The accused include a few politicians, MLAs, businessmen and mass media owners. It may be mentioned that the CBI court had yesterday sentenced Artha Tatwa Group chief Pradeep Sethy to 7-year jail term in connection […]

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Chit fund scam accused Ranjan Das attacked in Jharpada jail

Bhubaneswar: While the investigation into the multi-crore chit fund scam is still on, the chairman of multi-state credit cooperative society Swastik India Ranjan Das was allegedly attacked in Jharpada jail in the Capital city. In a letter to ADG (Prison), wife of Dash, Monalisha accused one Biranchi Nayak of Jatni of extorting inmates in the jail. […]

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SFIO interrogates Seashore chit fund scam accused in jail

Bhubaneswar: The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) today grilled in Seashore chit fund scam accused in Jharpara Jail today. According to sources, a team of SFIO interrogated Seashore chief Prashant Das, his brother Pravat Das and middleman Subhankar Nayak. Also Read: SFIO to register fresh case against Artha Tatwa Recently, CBI special court in Bhubaneswar […]

SFIO interrogates AT chit fund scam accused in jail

Bhubaneswar: The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) today grilled the accused in Artha Tatwa (AT) chit fund scam in Jharpara Jail today. According to sources, a 5-member team of the SFIO visited the Jharpara jail and is interrogating the accused. Also Read: ED attaches assets Rs 23 cr of Artha Tatwa group AT chief, Pradeep […]

SFIO to probe AT chit fund scam

Bhubaneswar: Another round of multi-agency investigation in the Artha Tatwa (AT) chit fund scam is in the offing as the Special Vigilance Court here on Wednesday directed the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) to probe the multi-thousand crore scam in the State. Official sources said the SFIO will begin investigation very soon. AT chief Pradeep […]

ED attaches assets Rs 23 cr of Artha Tatwa group

Bhubaneswar: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached assets of Odisha-based Artha Tatwa group, its Managing Director P. K. Sethy and others in a chit fund scam. “ED attaches assets worth Rs 23 crore of Artha Tatwa Group, P.K.Sethy and others in chit fund scam in Odisha. Total attachment now is Rs 107 crore,” an […]

'The Parrot' Remains Firmly ‘Caged’!

By Sandeep Sahu The ongoing CBI investigation into the multi-thousand crore chit fund scam is fast turning out to be a theatre of the absurd. More than a year after it last questioned Balasore MP Rabindra Jena and Laxmibilasini Biswal, wife of Choudwar-Cuttack MLA Pravat Biswal, in connection with the Seashore case, the agency suddenly […]

CBI quizzes AT Group chief’s wife

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today quizzed the wife of chit fund firm Artha Tatwa (AT) Group CMD Pradip Sethy here. She was questioned to find the illegal money trail of the AT Group. After being quizzed by the officials of the investigating agency for a while, she came out of the CBI […]

Suicide bid: Two cases filed against AT chief

Bhubaneswar: Laxmisagar police on Tuesday filed two cases against Artha Tatwa (AT) chief Pradeep Sethy for attempting to commit suicide inside his cell in Jharpada jail on Saturday night. The police action followed after the jail authorities lodged an FIR with the police in this regard on Monday. Police sources said the cases have been […]

Pradip Sethi’s suicide bid: Cops waiting for report from jail to act

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Satyabrata Bhoi today said the Commissionerate Police will consider taking steps against Artha Tatwa (AT) chief Pradip Sethi for his attempt to commit suicide in Jharpada jail here late last night after getting a formal report from the jail authorities. Bhoi told newsmen, “We have only received the […]

Cong suspends Rajat Choudhury after arrest by CBI

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Youth Congress on Monday suspended its Odisha unit head Rajat Choudhury after he was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his alleged involvement in the Artha Tatwa (AT) chit fund scam. Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) chief Prasad Harichandan informed this to media in New Delhi this evening. The […]

From Assembly to streets: Congress turns heat on Dasburma

Bhubaneswar: After the Assembly was stalled by the Opposition over the ruling party’s alleged links with the chit fund scam, Congress turned the heat on the ruling party by taking to the streets, demanding resignation of Food Supplies minister Sanjay Dasburma for his alleged links with Artha Tatwa chit fund company. Hundreds of Congress party […]

Cong to protest demanding Das Burma’s resignation today

The State unit of the Congress led by OPCC chief Prasad Harichandan will stage a protest today demanding the resignation of Minister Sanjay Das Burma over his alleged links with chit-fund company Artha Tatwa Group

Chit fund scam: Lulu fires another salvo at Dasburma

Waging his relentless attack on his arch-rival and BJD minister Sanjay Dasburma, senior Congress leader Lalatendu (Lulu) Bidyadhar Mohapatra on Sunday brought another charge against him to substantiate his close link with the Artha Tatwa (AT) Group, a chit fund company

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Police to probe Pradeep Sethi’s phone call in court

Bhubaneswar: Police will launch a probe into the phone call made from the court premises by arrested chief of Artha Tatwa (AT) chit fund company Pradeep Sethi. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Bhubaneswar Satyabrat Bhoi informed that investigation into the lapse on the part of the police is already on. “We have already received a […]

Das Burma ‘innocent’, says AT chief

Without naming Sanjay Das Burma, currently in the eye of a storm for allegedly receiving a Pajero vehicle from the Artha Tatwa (AT) chit fund company, AT chief Pradeep Sethy today said the Food Supply and Consumer Affairs minister is ‘innocent’

Dasburma invested chit fund money in 5 companies: BJP, Cong

Trouble is mounting by the day for Minister Sanjay Dasburma with new allegations being levelled by Congress and BJP on Friday and demanding that the CBI should investigate the BJD leader’s investment in five companies

Chit fund scam: Bail pleas of BJD MP, newspaper owner rejected

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Monday rejected the bail pleas of MP Ramchandra Hansda and media house owner Madhu Mohanty, who are currently in jail for their involvement in the multi-crore chit fund scam in the State. While hearing Hansda’s interim bail plea, the court maintained that health-related reasons furnished by the petitioner are […]

BJD workers demand Lulu’s arrest

Cuttack: The ongoing row between Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar (Lulu) Mahapatra and BJD minister Sanjay Dasburma intensified today as thousands of BJD workers went on a bike rally from Brahmagiri to Cuttack and submitted a memorandum to the Director General of Police (DGP) demanding immediate arrest of Mahapatra. Following a 12-hour Brahmagiri bandh call given […]

Lulu renews war of words with BJD minister

Senior Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar (Lulu) Mohapatra, who had recently accused senior BJD leader and minister Sanjay Dasburma of his link with the Artha Tatwa (AT) Group, a chit fund company, came up with another allegation on Sunday saying that the minister had also received another vehicle from the ponzi company as a gift

Lent vehicles for 2014 campaign, says AT chief

Bhubaneswar: A day after senior Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar (Lulu) Mohapatra made a thinly veiled attack on Food and Civil Supplies minister Sanjay Dasburma accusing him of using a Pajero SUV gifted by Artha Tatwa (AT) chit fund company, AT chief Pradip Sethi on Friday said he is yet to receive some of his vehicles […]

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ED to take AT founder director on 4-day remand

Cuttack: The district sessions court today allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to take the founding director of Artha Tatwa chit-fund company Jyoti Prakash Joy Prakash on four-day remand. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the mega chit-fund scam in the State had arrested Joy Prakash in August, 2014. Sources said that Joyprakash, a native […]

Top cop closely linked with AT chief: CBI

Bhubaneswar: The supplementary chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Artha Tatwa (AT) chit fund scam has revealed that former Crime Branch deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Pramod Panda, one of the main accused in the case, was quite close to AT group director Pradip Sethy. In its report, […]

Former govt advocate deposes before CBI

Bhubaneswar: Former additional government advocate Debashis Panda today deposed before Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here in connection with Artha Tatwa Group (AT) scam. Panda was questioned for three hours at the CBI office here. After the questioning he said, “I am a honest lawyer.” However, he declined to comment on what matters he was […]

AT scam: HC grants bail to Swastik India chairman Ranjan Dash

Cuttack: In a first in the ongoing multi-crore chit fund probe in the State, the Orissa High Court today granted conditional bail to Artha Tatwa (AT) scam accused and Swastik India chairman Ranjan Dash, who has been chargesheeted by CBI in the ponzi scam. However, the HC has directed Dash not to leave the country […]