AT Chit Fund Scam: Preeti Bhatia's Bail Plea Rejected

Bhubaneswar, Nov 13: In a setback to Mumbai based model Preeti Bhatia, who is currently lodged in Jharapada jail in the state capital in connection with the chit fund scam, the Khordha district and sessions court on Thursday rejected her bail plea.

Earlier, the special CBI court had rejected the bail plea of Bhatia and she was sent to judicial custody on Oct 24. She was arrested by CBI on Oct 10 for her alleged links with the chit fund firm AT group's CMD Pradeep Sethi, a major player in the multi-crore chit fund scam.

The CBI had raided her residence in Mumbai on August 16 in connection with the chit fund scam and found some evidence that indicated that she had business links with Pradip Sethi, who was also the director along with Bhatia in a company called Prism Heights Films & Entertainment Private Limited.