AT Group Chief Pradeep Sethi attempts suicide inside Jharpara jail

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Bhubaneswar: Artha Tatwa (AT) Group chief Pradeep Sethi, lodged in Jharpara jail in connection with multi-crore rupees chit fund scam, allegedly tried to commit suicide inside jail here on Wednesday.

According to sources, Sethi had an argument with the inmates inside the jail this morning at around 11.15 AM. Soon after the incident, Sethi went inside the toilet of the jail and attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself by a wire of an inverter.

He was immediately rescued by the jail authorities and rushed to a nearby hospital.

Reportedly, he is admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack where is health condition is stated to be stable now, the jail officials said.

Chief of non-banking financial institution (NBFI) Artha Tatwa (AT) group Pradip Sethi, was arrested and sent to jail on May 13, 2013, on charges of cheating investors in different parts of Odisha.

Eleven criminal cases against Sethi are pending in different police stations including three in Bhubaneswar. The AT group has allegedly taken deposit of Rs 1.5 crore from the capital city.

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