By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, January 31, 2019: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) appears to be in a bother with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) once again becoming active.

The premier investigating agency is all set to issue fresh notices to MLAs Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak and Arun Sahoo in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha, an official of the CBI said.

The investigating agency had earlier summoned the two legislators. While Sahoo was asked to depose before it on January 28, Nayak was asked to appear on January 30. However, they did not appear before the CBI within the stipulated date.

Earlier, on January 29, Odisha MP from Balasore, Rabindra Jena got relief from the High Court by granting anticipatory bail to him in connection with multi-crore Seashore chit fund scam.

Seashore Group is one of the 44 tainted ponzi companies in Odisha which came under the scanner of CBI following an order of the Supreme Court.

The court granted anticipatory bail with a condition that he would be released on bail if the investigating agency arrests him.

Earlier in March, 2017, the High Court had granted interim protection to Jena.

Prior to that in January 2017, the BJD MP had moved the High Court seeking anticipatory bail, after his residences in Balasore and New Delhi were raided.

Jena had appeared before the CBI multiple times in connection with his business links with the Seashore Group of Companies. The businessman-turned-politician headed the Supratik group of companies, which had availed term loan of about Rs 18 crore from the Ponzi firm in 2011-12.

The Balasore-based entrepreneur was under the CBI scanner for the alleged dubious transactions.

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