Former BJD strongman and Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra was interrogated by the Enforcement Directorate on Monday for over two hours in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam in Orissa.
Mohapatra, however, refused to comment on this regard. “I can neither confirm or deny about this. If I do, I would be going back on my commitment,” said Mohapatra. An ED official said during the interrogation, they have got some important clues about the money trail in the Seashore and Artha Tatwa chit fund scam.
The MP is believed to be close to CMD of Seashore group Prashant Das, now in CBI remand for interrogation.
Mohapatra was a guest at the launch of Seashore’s TV channel in 2011. Meanwhile, the CBI continued to interrogate sports officials of the state to find out their links with the chit fund scam. For the second day on Monday, secretary of Football Association of Orissa Sanjay Behera was grilled by the