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BJD MP Hansda, 2 Ex-MLAs Arrested in Chit Fund Scam

Bhubaneswar, Nov 04: A week after Banki MLA Pravat Tripathy was arrested in connection with the mega chit fund scam, BJD MP Ram Chandra Hansda and two former MLAs were arrested by the CBI following interrogation on Tuesday.

The MP from Mayurbhanj RC Hansda, former BJD MLA from Keonjhar Subarna Nayak and former BJP MLA Hitesh Bargati were arrested for their alleged links with the chit fund firm Nabadiganta Capital Services that has duped thousands of people in the state.

The trio were questioned for the posts held in Nabadiganta Capital Services. The CBI has already arrested Nabadiganta CMD Anjan Baliarsingh and two directors Kartik Parida and Pradeep Patnaik in connection with the mega scam.

The CBI had in the past raided the houses of these three political leaders and seized cash and several other documents. The team had seized Rs 28 lakh cash from the Rairangpur residence of the BJD MP.

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