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MLA Pravat Triphthy arrested by CBI & Suspended from BJD #OdishaPolitics #BJDMLA


CBI arrests Banki MLA and BJD leader Pravat Tripathy in connection with Chit Fund scam.  Pravat Tripathy suspended from BJD after being arrested by CBI in connection with chit-fund scam . Banki MLA and BJD leader Prabhat Tripathy was arrested by CBI on Friday evening over his alleged involvement with the Artha Tatwa (AT) Group. Earlier on the day, Tripathy appeared before the CBI for fifth time for interrogation. Following his arrest, Tripathy was suspended from BJD.

His Political Career:

Banki Assembly Constituency is Pravat Tripathy of BJD, who won the seat in State elections of 2009.


This is Tripathy’s second appearance before the Central investigating agency after the High Court rejected his anticipatory bail plea on October 20.  The court had earlier given him interim relief on September 30 for about 20 days preventing his arrest by the CBI.  Tripathy’s house was also raided in August by the CBI in connection with its probe into the chit fund scam. The BJD MLA had moved the Orissa High Court seeking interim bail which was also rejected.

AT Group, a non-banking financial institution, which is being investigated by the central agency for its alleged involvement in the multi-crore chitfund scam, had received prize from the state government’s organisation for its activities as a multi-purpose cooperative society.