Bhubaneswar: In connection with Seashore Group chit fund scam, BJD legislator Pravat Ranjan Biswal’s wife Laxmi Bilasini appeared before the CBI on Monday to face interrogation. Recently CBI had summoned her to make personal appearance before it.
“We sought her personal appearance with some documents. Last week she sent her lawyer with those documents. But we asked her to appear personally,” said a CBI officer.
When asked by media about what documents CBI has been seeking from her, Laxmi Bilasini said she has been asked the original documents of the first agreement of a land deal with Seashore group that she does not have. “CBI is investigating the matter and we will support in whatever way we can. I have deposited some documents of the land deal but I don’t have the original agreement that was first made for the land deal,” she said.
On November 21, 2014 the couple deposed at the CBI office and faced interrogation in connection with a controversial land deal between Laxmi Bilasini and Seashore Group. Laxmi Bilasini is a former Zilla Parishad president.
In 2011 Seashore Group wanted to purchase a land from Laxmi Bilasini in Jajpur and paid Rs 29 lakh, which went to the account of Biswal, CBI sources said. When the land deal did not materialize, Seashore Group demanded the money back. Biswal and his wife, who denied their alleged roles in the Ponzi scam, claimed to have returned the money to Seashore Group.