CBI grills BJD MP in connection with chit fund scam

This is the second time that Jena has been questioned by the CBI for his links with the Seashore Group.

Published: 10th December 2016 09:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th December 2016 09:20 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today grilled Balasore MP and BJD leader Rabindra Jena for about seven hours for his alleged business links with the Seashore Group which is embroiled in the chitfund scam.

"The Seashore group had taken some money from us. They have returned some of it. We are yet to receive the remaining money. CBI questioned me about these transactions. I have answered all their questions and have provided them all necessary information,” Jena told mediapersons after coming out of the CBI
Bhubaneswar office.

The BJD MP said the CBI had sought clarification on some documents submitted by him on the issue.

This is the second time that Jena has been questioned by the CBI for his links with the Seashore Group. CBI questioned him for the first time on January 12, 2015.

The CBI had summoned Jena to appear before it on November 14. However, Jena had submitted documents through his lawyer on November 26 as the Lok Sabha session was going on at New Delhi. The
investigating agency issued a notice to him on December 2 again asking him to appear in person before it.

The MP, a prominent entrepreneur, who headed the ‘Supratik’ group of companies, had lent an amount of Rs 18 crore to the Seashore group in 2011-12 financial year. Seashore had paid back a major part of the loan, but still owed Rs 1.86 crore to him.

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