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CBI grills supporters of BJD MLA Pravat Biswal




 CBI sleuths today quizzed several supporters of Cuttack-Chowdwar BJD MLA Pravat Biswal in connection with multi-crore Sea Shore chit fund scam in State.

Three contractors were among those who were grilled by the CBI officials, said sources.

They said these contractors—Arabinda Jena, Gourang Patra and Asit Malia -- have confessed during interrogation that they had paid loan of Rs 1 lakh each  to Laxmibilasini Biswal – wife of the MLA- in 2012.

“The CBI officials had asked us about our financial transaction with Biswal’s wife and in reply we said she had taken the loan from us saying she has urgent need for money,” said the three.

The sources said the link of these three contractors with Biswal had come to surface during the raid on the MLA’s house recently.






Editorial

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From asking his party men to ‘live a simple life and serve the people’ to taunting the BJP for its ‘crocodile tears’, Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik has not only become politically invincible, he seems to be so in the coming years too.

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