BHUBANESWAR: Cuttack-Choudwar MLA Pravat Biswal’s wife Laxmi Bilasini Biswal today deposed before the CBI for questioning in connection with the ongoing probe into the multi-hundred crore Seashore Group scam. The agency had sought Biswal’s personal appearance and summoned her on Saturday after documents related to a land deal between the MLA’s wife and Seashore Group chief Prashant Dash, were submitted before the CBI by her representative.
Biswal said that the Agency has asked for more documents linked to the land deal, which she claimed, was subsequently cancelled. The investigation agency is seeking for original documents to corroborate
the cash transaction with Seashore. “The entire deal was on agreement papers, and I have already submitted money receipts substantiating that the money was returned after Dash backed off from the deal,” Biswal told media persons after three hours of quizzing at the CBI office here.
The CBI had earlier interrogated Biswal, the former Zilla Parishad president of Cuttack, over a deal with Dash, for a land measuring 34 Guntha at Benapur mouza in Jajpur. While Dash had paid Rs 25 lakh for the land in cheques in April 2012, the rest amount was to be paid after registration. Dash had cancelled the deal later and wanted his money back, sources said.