BHUBANESWAR: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on the first day of remand of Mumbai-based model and television serial producer Preeti Bhatia, has been able to extract crucial information about her financial transactions with Artha Tatwa (AT) Group chief Pradip Sethy.
Preeti who was sent on a four-day remand by the Special CBI Judge on Friday, was interrogated by the CBI in the presence of her lawyer and sister. During her questioning, Preeti was unable to give an account of Rs 1.16 crore invested by Sethy in a company jointly owned by them, said CBI sources.
Sethy had floated a company PrismHeights Films and Entertainment. He, along with Preeti and one Indu Dewan, were Directors in the company. Sethy had allegedly diverted around Rs 4 crore to this company. Preeti stated that the company produced two soaps of 66 episodes with the money. CBI officials had raided her residence in Mumbai on August 16 this year and seized several crucial documents linked to the AT Group.
The agency is on the lookout for Dewan in the case.