By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, June 28, 2018: Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Thursday grilled Independent MLA from Champua in mineral-rich Keonjhar district, Sanatan Mahakud for about seven hours in connection with his alleged involvement in the illegal mining scam.

The Shah Commission report on illegal mining scam had named Mahakud in business transactions with mine owners. The Shah Commission had probed the multi-crore illegal mining scam in Odisha.

“The ED had sought information from me in connection with my business. I have provided them with every bit of information. I am no offender. I am not involved in any scam,” Mahakud told reporters here.

The MLA also denied of being subjected to any kind of grilling by ED officials and has said that the agency had asked him for some documents connected with his business.

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