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Court rejects bail plea for OCA secretary in Artha Tatwa scam, sends him to judicial custody

Bhubaneswar: A court here on Thursday rejected the bail plea of former Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Ashirbad Behera and sent him to judicial custody till October 1 in connection with Artha Tatwa chit fund scam case. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had arrested Behera and representative of Hotel Solan Inn, Kamalakanta Das from their residential premises at Bhubaneswar and Cuttack in the state earlier today. Following their arrest, they were produced before the court of Special Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM). The investigating agency arrested them after the court issued a non-bailable warrant (NWB) against them in pursuant to a supplementary charge sheet filed by the agency. The supplementary charge sheet was filed against Behera, Das, OCA and Sambit Kumar Khuntia on August 27, 2018, under the relevant sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC), Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978. Taking cognizance of the supplementary charge sheet, the court had ordered the arrest of both Behera and Das. Khuntia, whose name was also mentioned in the supplementary charge sheet, was in November 2016 granted bail by the High Court following his arrest. 

1500 kg cannabis seized in Malkangiri, two arrested

Malkangiri: The State Police on Tuesday seized ISOO kg cannabis from cement truck here and arrested two persons. According to the district police...

White tiger 'Subhranshu' dies at Nandankanan Zoological Park

Bhubaneswar: Subhranshu, a white tiger of the Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) died on Tuesday due following prolonged illness. "A white tiger, ...

Odisha: BJP takes on CM after woman delivers baby roadside

Bhubaneswar: Healthcare remains a serious issue in the state, said BJP's state unit vice president Sameer Mohanty here on Tuesday while referring to t...

Naveen Patnaik launches health projects worth Rs 400 crore for district hospitals

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced health care projects of around Rs 400 crore for district hospitals. This co...