CBI Grills Youth Congress Chief for Second Day

Published: 27th April 2016 05:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th April 2016 05:00 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: State Youth Congress president Rajat Choudhary, who was grilled by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday, faced more intense interrogation again on Tuesday in connection with the Artha Tatwa Group scam.

Rajat turned up twice on the day, first in the morning hours and later in the afternoon. He went through a marathon interrogation for at least seven hours and a half.

The youth Congress chief is under scanner for a land deal worth `94 lakh which was carried out by chit fund accused Dilip Mohanty with Ponzi firm chief Pradeep Sethy. Rajat was power of attorney holder for the property belonging to the AT Group.

CBI sources said the agency is also looking at the assets accumulated by Rajat in his name and in the name of his kin. In October, 2014, Rajat came under CBI radar for the first time.

Meanwhile, confusion prevailed over the reported resignation of Rajat from his post of president of Odisha Pradesh Youth Congress (OPYC).

Senior Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra said Rajat has resigned on moral grounds after he was interrogated by the CBI. On the other hand, president of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Prasad Harichandan said president of State Youth Congress has to submit resignation to All India Youth Congress (AIYC) president.

Choudhury, however, said he has not resigned.

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