Odisha chit fund scam: CBI quiz Mumbai model Preeti for fourth time

Bhubaneswar, Oct 9: Mumbai-based model and television serial producer Preeti Bhatia is being interrogated by the CBI in connection with the Odisha chit fund scam for the fourth time in 18 days today.

Bhatia reached the CBI office here along with her mother and her advocate today around 10.30 am and is being quizzed by the officials of the investigating agency over her alleged links with the Artha Tatwa (AT) Group and its CMD Pradeep Sethy, sources said.

It may be mentioned here that the CBI, during the course of its investigation into the financial fraud by the AT Group, had found strong business links between Bhatia and Sethy. That explains why she is being subjected to intensive interrogation, sources said, adding, the investigators hope to be able to extract some crucial information that can help them with the money trail as also AT Group's links with 'bigwigs'.