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Former OCA Secretary Ashirbad Behera Arrested

19 September 2019

Bikash Sharma

Cuttack: Former Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Ashirbad Behera was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday over his alleged involvement in the Artha Tatwa chit fund scam.

CBI officials raided the residence of Ashirbad here early this morning and arrested him on basis of a warrant. The central investigating agency has also arrested Kamalakanta Das, owner of a hotel, in this connection.

A supplementary charge sheet against the two under relevant sections of IPC and Prize Chits & Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978 had been filed by the CBI earlier.

However, his son Sanjay Behera alleged that it is a conspiracy against Ashirbad prior to the conduct of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) elections. 

Sanjay Behera

Ashirbad Behera, Former OCA Secretary

Jay Narayan Rana, SP, CBI, Bhubaneswar