Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 26:
The CBI today took Artha Tatwa (AT) group chief Pradip Sethy and his accountant Shrikrushna Padhi on a 10-day remand to interrogate them in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha.
The CBI was allowed to take them on remand by the Special Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) last evening.
Both Sethy and Padhi were handed over to the CBI team by the Jharpada jail authorities after the former produced the court order granting their remand.
Sethy had told media persons outside the CBI court yesterday that he welcomes the idea of being in the custody of the CBI as he believes they would take action against the influential people who had taken Rs 65 crore by way of loan or gratification from his company. He said he had given a complete list of people who had duped him and his company to the state police but no action had so far been taken against them