Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sept 23:
The CBI, which is investigating the Odisha chit fund scam, has stumbled on the startling revelation that part of the hundreds of crores of hard earned money duped from gullible investors by the AT group was splurged on rave parties in Mumbai where showbiz stars, including porn star Sunny Leone, ‘entertained’ the top functionaries of the group.
The interrogation of Deepak Chandratan Pareek, the Mumbai based stock broker arrested in connection with his questionable links with the AT group, has revealed that rave parties were organised at a five star hotel on the Mumbai-Pune highway, where film and television actresses and models used to ‘entertain’ AT group bosses, every Saturday.
On one occasion, AT’s top honchos, who frequented Mumbai, had danced in gay abandon and showered money on Leone as she took her clothes off one by one while dancing to the tune of loud music till the wee hours, CBI sources said quoting information revealed by Pareek during his interrogation.
The red hot porn star, who is a sought after star in Bollywood these days, charged Rs 40 lakh for the two-hour ‘performance’, the sources said adding diamond traders organised the events on the AT group’s behalf.
The CBI had raided the house of Pareek and a TV serial producer in Mumbai last month. Later, it arrested Pareek on September 21. A day before his arrest, the CBI had grilled him for nearly three hours at its office here.
Pareek, who was reportedly associated with a stock and trading company named as Yash Trading and Finance Limited earlier, became the director of Artha Tatwa Capital Limited (ATCL) on May 5, 2009. He had helped register the ATCL at the Mumbai Stock Exchange, sources in the CBI said.