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Pravat Biswal forwarded to court, supporters stage demonstration

Pravat Biswal

Bhubaneswar: The CBI this afternoon forwarded  Choudwar-Cuttack BJD MLA Pravat Biswal to a special CBI court here amid slogans and protest by hundreds of supporters of the legislator in front of the CBI office here against his arrest.

He was arrested last night after questioning in connection with the alleged multi-crore chit fund scam in the state.

However, hundreds of his supporters along with student and youth wing workers of the party staged a demonstration in Cuttack today in the aftermath of his arrest by CBI in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha.

They alleged that the arrest of the legislator is nothing but a political vendetta of the BJP government in Centre.  The supporters of Biswal also claimed that BJP got him arrested using the Central mechanism following the huge support of the public to the BJD’s hartal against oil price hike in Choudwar-Cuttack led by the MLA.

The demonstrators burned the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National President Amit Shah and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan during the protest against the arrest of the ruling party MLA.

“The innocent MLA was arrested only because of BJP’s political vendetta against him. He has no links with the Seashore chit fund company,” claimed a supporter.

They also took out a bike rally from Cuttack to Bhubaneswar shouting slogans against BJP and CBI and demonstrated in front of the CBI office in the state capital.

Notably, Biswal was arrested by the CBI in connection with the purchase of a piece of land from the Seashore chit fund company registered in the name of his wife.

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