BHUBANESWAR: Stepping up its focus on political links in the multi-hundred crore chit fund scam, the CBI on Friday grilled BJD MP Rama Chandra Hansda along with three others for about four hours over their role in Nabadiganta Capital Services Limited.
Nabadiganta was the first company here to have come under the CBI raids, when the agency started probe into the scam. The company had three political leaders, including Hansda, as its directors in the past.
During the raid, the CBI had seized `28 lakh in cash from the Mayurbhanj MP’s Baripada residence. However, the Lok Sabha member on Friday claimed that the cash was his own.
“The cash seized by the CBI was mine. It had nothing to do with the chit fund scam,” he told reporters after the interrogation was complete. “I have provided all necessary information to the CBI. The matter is sub judice and it is up to the court to decide who is involved,” he said.
Nabadiganta Capital Services was charged with collecting huge amounts as deposits from small investors. Apart from Hansda, former BJD MLA from Keonjhar Subarna Naik and former BJP MLA from Khariar Hitesh Bagarti were its directors.