Archana Nag reportedly filed a fresh petition in the district and sessions judge court seeking bail in connection with a case registered against her for allegedly blackmailing well-known Odia film producer Akshay Parija.
Another accused Khageswar’s aide Abinash Priyadarshi alias Chandan appeared before the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday.
Odia film producer Promod Swain was summoned by ED on Tuesday in connection with blackmailing case. Blackmailing case accused Archana Nag and her aid Shraddhanjali both used to stay at Pramod Swain’s Jagamara residence on rent.
As per sources, Archana, who was involved in one of the biggest sextortion scandals of the State, was staying on rent at Swain’s Jagamara residence.
Meanwhile, the Nag-Chand couple will be once again taken on remand from November 30.
The ED officials will decide their future course of action on the basis of inputs they will receive from Delhi head office and Kolkata zone office.
The grilling of Shradhanjali has assumed importance in the backdrop of the ED preparing to take Nag and her husband Jagabandhu Chand on remand.
The Opposition including the BJP and Congress demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik alleging he has turned a mute spectator of the Archana Nag case.
Shradhanjali, who was grilled for around 14 hours by the ED, reportedly told the officials the names of some influential people from whom Archana had extorted money.
The ED is expected to file a remand petition before the court tomorrow to take Archana Nag into its custody for interrogation.
The investigation of ED into the sensational honey-trapping case involving lady blackmailer Archana Nag is gaining steam with each passing day.
Shradhanjali Behera, an associate of Archana, reached the ED office in Bhubaneswar this morning in response to a summon notice issued to her.
Amiyakant had deposited Rs 10 lakh in bank account of Archana and her husband Jagabandhu in 2021-22.
“It is too early to say anything about the investigation. But those involved, irrespective of whether they belong to the Opposition or ruling party, will have to pay the price,” said Union Minister Bisweswar Tudu.
The vehicle, which went missing under mysterious circumstances, was reportedly abandoned by an unidentified person at Mancheswar industrial estate area on Friday.