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MLA Pravat Biswal bail plea: HC defers hearing till tomorrow

Cuttack: The Orissa High today deferred the hearing of the bail plea of BJD MLA Pravat Biswal, who was arrested for his alleged complicity with the Seashore Group chit fund scam, till Friday.

The court has asked the CBI, probing the multi-thousand-crore chit fund scam in the State, to submit a status report of its probe in the case and medical report of the legislator.

Meanwhile, two social activists from the State filed a petition in the Supreme Court praying for transfer of the case from Orissa High Court to Kolkata High Court on Wednesday.

The Orissa High Court on November 3 directed the CBI to submit final status report of its investigation in the case registered against arrested legislator for his alleged links with the Seashore Group chit fund scam and sought medical report of the MLA and posted the hearing of the bail petition to November 23.

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