KalingaTV News Network
Balasore: Cuttack SCB Medical College and Hospital Clinical Haematology Department head Dr Rabindra Kumar Jena, who was arrested yesterday night, has been sent to judicial custody till January 3. He was sent to the jail after his bail plea was rejected by after Vigilance court today.
Meanwhile, the anti-corruption team has sought for a five-day remand of Jena which will be decided by the court tomorrow.
The accused doctor on the other hand has applied for a bail. The court has decided to conduct hearing on his bail petition on December 27.
Jena was arrested from Laxmannath check-gate near Odisha-West Bengal border while returning from Kolkata in a car. He was arrested on charges of amassing properties disproportionate to his known sources of income.
Jena, the main accused in Odisha State Treatment Fund (OSTF) scam generated huge amount of money by availing junkets from pharmaceutical companies along with another Dr.Sudha Sethy, who is currently lodged in Choudwar Jail. He is also accused of showing undue favour to those companies by prescribing costly drugs to patients causing loss to state government.
The Vigilance had conducted raids on his residence on November 22 and traced disproportionate assets worth Rs 4 crore.