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Former APICOL MD, Son grilled by CBI in Seashore Scam

Bhubaneswar, Dec 13: The CBI on Saturday interrogated P K Hota, a retired IAS officer and former additional secretary in the Agriculture department and managing director (MD) of APICOL in connection with his alleged links with the chit fund firm Seashore Group.

The agency also grilled Debasish Hota, his son, who worked with the Seashore Tours and Travels, as the manager between 2009-10.

Hota and his son appeared before the CBI here at around 9.30 am. Hota was grilled for more than four hours in connection with the Seashore scam.

The CBI on Nov 19 had raided the residences of Hota in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack a day after the Enforcement Directorate grilled the Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra for his allleged links with the Seashore Group CMD Prashant Dash.

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