Odisha: ED grills Pradeep Panigrahi’s daughter Shruti Panigrahi for 6 hours

Bhubaneswar: The Enforcement Directorate on Friday called for Shruti Panigrahi, the daughter of Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi and grilled her for long  six hours in connection with the money laundering cases lodged against Abhay Kant Pathak and his son Akash.

It is to be noted that Shruti was scheduled to get marry to Akash Pathak.

As per reports, the Enforcement Directorate grilled Shruti about the money transactions made from and to the account of Akash Pathak.  Earlier, a three member team of ED had interrogated Akash in Jharpada jail and dug out many facts regarding his money transaction. Also, yesterday ED had interrogated Abhay Pathak, father of Akash for the second time.

In the meanwhile though ED has sent notice to Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi for interrogation, he is yet to appear.  ED has sent another notice to him.

It is to be noted that the state Vigilance Department had arrested Abhay Kant Pathak and his son Akash Pathak on evidence of amassing ill-gotten wealth of more than Rs 20 crore in December last year.

As per reports, Pradeep Panigrahy and Abhay K Pathak, had planned to spent around Rs 32 Crore for marriage of their daughter and son at a 5-Star Hotel at Jodhpur in Rajasthan. Even around 20-40 Lakhs were paid in advance to the Hotel for the marriage of Akash Pathak with MLA Panigrahi’s daughter Shruti Panigrahi.

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