HC denies Bail to Pravat Tripathy in Chit Fund Scam

Bhubaneswar, Oct 20: In a big disappointment to BJD MLA Pravat Tripathy, the Odisha High Court on Monday rejected his anticipatory bail plea in connection with his alleged links with chit fund group Artha Tatwa (AT). He could be arrested by CBI following the hearing.

The high court on September 30 had granted Tripathy an interim reief from arrest by the CBI till October 13 on the charges of his alleged links with AT group in the mega chit fund scam.

The BJD MLA had moved the court following a raid at his house in August by the CBI in connection with its probe into the chit fund scam. The court had asked the investigative agency to submit the forensic lab report of the voice to match his voice in a recorded phone conversation with the voice recorded by the CBI during his interrogation.