Former OCA Secretary Ashirbad Behera arrested by CBI

Cuttack: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested former Secretary of Orissa Cricket Association (OCA), Ashirbad Behera from his residence here in connection with multicrore chit fund scam.

Behera was arrested by the CBI early this morning after a non-bailable warrant was issued by a court in connection with his alleged link Artha Tatwa (AT) chit fund scam.

Owner of Hotel Solan Inn, Kamalakanta Das was also arrested in this connection after CBI officials raided the residence of Behera, said an investigative agency official.

Behera had been under the scanner of CBI since 2014. Earlier, the agency had interrogated Behera several times after allegations on his links with the AT Group.

In August this year, the CBI had filed a supplementary charge sheet against Behera in connection with his involvement in promoting the Ponzi firm Artha Tatwa (AT).

Behera allegedly received around Rs 1 crore as part of the deal to promote the Ponzi firm, sources said.

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