BJD leader arrested by CBI in Odisha chit fund scam

Prabhat Biswal, a leader of ruling Biju Janata Dal, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Seashore chit fund scam in Odisha. Biswal was questioned four times earlier in connection with a land deal with the Seashore Group chief Prasant Das, said sources. Even his wife Laxmibilasini Biswal was also earlier quizzed by the CBI regarding her involvement in the Jajpur Benapur land scam. Probe agency sources said they had sold a piece of land to the Seashore Group for a hefty amount and could not explain the details of the illegal transactions. The couple failed to produce the documents and sale deeds about the land deal, they said.

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