State

AT Chit Fund Scam: Huge Relief to Ranjan Dash as HC grants him Bail

Cuttack, Jan 29: In a huge relief to chit fund accused Ranjan Dash, who is said to be suffering from cancer, the Orissa High Court on Thursday granted him conditional bail. He was directed to submit his passport before the CBI and furnish security amount for the release from jail.

Ranjan was arrested by the CBI for his alleged links with the chit fund firm Artha Tatwa Group and its CMD Pradeep Sethy.

It can be noted that Ranjan is diagnosed with cancer. Earlier, the Special CBI Court on January 20 had turned down the plea of Jaharpada Special Jail Superintendent on shifting of Ranjan Dash from Bhubaneswar to the Circle Jail at Choudwar for his treatment at Acharya Harihar Cancer Hospital in Cuttack.

Superintendent of Jharpada jail Ravi Narayan Swain appealed to the court to shift Ranjan from Jharpada jail to Choudwar jail as the chit fund accused is frequently taken to Acharya Harihar Cancer Hospital in Cuttack for his treatment.

Ranjan is believed to be close to Banki MLA Pravat Tripathy, who is currently lodged in Jharpada jail in Bhubaneswar, in connection with the AT chit fund scam.

Minister Pratap Jena meets Jaga-Kalia at New Delhi AIIMS

New Delhi: Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena accompanied by a five-member medical expert team on Friday met Kandhamal's separated twins J...

Maoists Bandh Call Affects Normal Life In Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Hundreds of passengers were left stranded at different places in Malkangiri today after buses under the Odisha State Road Transport Corpor...

Lightning claims nine lives in Odisha

Balasore: Lightning claimed nine lives while three persons including a school girl sustained critical burn injuries in separate incidents in Odisha to...

CM urges Civil Aviation Ministry to resume flight services to Bangkok, Bengaluru

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today urged the Centre to resume the Air India flight from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok and Bengaluru at the earliest.In a le...