Bhubaneswar, Nov 18: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team on Tuesday started fresh raids at 22 places simultaneously including 16 in Bhubaneswar to dig out more in connection with the mega chit fund scam.
The CBI sleuths conducted raids at the residences and offices of some government officials and businessmen for their alleged links with the Seashore firm, which has duped many depositors in the state.
The move comes a day after Enforcement Directorate (ED) grilled former BJD leader Pyari Mohan Mohapatra for his alleged nexus with the chit fund firm Seashore. Sources said that he was questioned over phone. However, the Odisha Jana Morcha chief denied any personal link with either Seashore CMD Prashant Das or his company.
Further reports are awaited.