The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested previous honorary secretary of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Ashirbad Behera regarding his alleged links with Artha Tatwa (AT) chit fund scam.
Behera was arrested by the CBI today early morning after a non-bailable warrant was issued by a court. The owner of Hotel Solan Inn, Kamalakanta Das was likewise arrested in this connection after CBI authorities struck the habitation of Behera, said an insightful organization official.
Behera had been under the scanner of CBI since 2014. Prior, the office had investigated Behera a few times after claims on his connections with the AT Group.
Remarkably, the CBI had documented a beneficial charge sheet against Behera and Das under a few segments of IPC and Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978.
The CBI, in its charge sheet, claimed that Behera has advanced the AT Group of Companies in the clothing of sponsorship of the Odisha Ranji group and title sponsorship of Odisha Premier League, 2011.
The believability of the organizations ascended according to the overall population and more individuals put resources into various plans coasted by a said gathering of organizations, it said.
“You all know what the motive behind my arrest is,” Behera told journalists after his arrest.
Meanwhile, his child Sanjay Behera affirmed that it is a conspiracy against his dad preceding the direct of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) decisions.
“Our opponents are trying to put pressure on us ahead of the Odisha Cricket Association election. Our panel will definitely file the nomination tomorrow (Friday) and win the election. This is a conspiracy against us,” said Sanjay.