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At group chief Pradip Sethi and sentenced him with a jail term of seven years

Bhubaneswar:6/4/17: A special CJM CBI court has convicted At group chief Pradip Sethi and sentenced him with a jail term of seven years. Sethi’s aide Manoj Patnayak has also been sentenced to jail of four years.

In the significant hearing, the Court has asked Sethi to deposit a fine of Rs 30,000 failing which his term will be extended by another six months. He has also been directed to deposit Rs 250 crores or his property will be attached if the amount is not deposited by the prescribed deadline, the Court said. The deposited amount will be refunded to the victims of the fraud by AT Group.

Patnaik has been asked to deposit a fine of Rs 10,000.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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