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Chit Fund Scam: CBI Quizzes OCA Secy

Bhubaneswar: Jan 12; Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Asirbad Behera and four other OCA officials appeared before the CBI, probing the mega chit fund scam in the State, in connection with the OCA's alleged links with ponzi firm Artha Tatwa (AT) Group.

But sources said Behera and his employees were dragged for the OCA's alleged link with Swastik India Multi State Credit Cooperative, another chit fund company.

Behera faced the questions of the Central investigating agency for nearly two hours.

"They asked questions about the AT link. Whatever they asked I answered. There is no link with Swastik and the investigating agency too did not ask me about it. Since we have brought `1 crore from AT we have to made our stand clear before the CBI," said Behera after coming out of the CBI office premises here.

This is the fifth time that Behera deposed before the CBI.

But sources said Behera's interrogation is expected to revolve around the investment of Swastik chief Ranjan Das in the tournament since the latter was also the owner of Balasore Bagha, a franchisee of the OPL. 

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