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CBI files supplementary chargesheet against ex-OCA secy Asirbad Behera

Bhubaneswar:29/8/19: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a supplementary chargesheet against Odisha Cricket Association (OCA), its former secretary Asirbad Behera and two others in the ongoing investigation into the chit fund scam.

The chargesheet was filed in the special CBI Court, Bhubaneswar against Behera, Kamalakanta Das of Hotel Solan Inn and private person Sambit Kumar Khuntia under relevant sections of IPC and Prize Chits & Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978.

The CBI had registered the instant case against Odisha based group of companies and others in compliance with the orders of Supreme Court passed on May 9, 2014.

During course of further investigation, it was alleged that the Odisha Cricket Association through its Honorary Secretary and in criminal conspiracy with Odisha based Group of Companies, promoted the said Group of Companies so that the credibility of the companies rose in the eyes of general public and more people invested in the different schemes floated by said Group of Companies.

Earlier, six chargesheets including four supplementary chargesheets have been filed by CBI against 33 accused persons including eight companies/firms of the said Group of Companies (one of the prominent chit fund companies operating in the State of Odisha).

It can be mentioned here that the findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.

About Ashok Palit

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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