Ex-Odisha AG Ashok Mohanty arrested by CBI in connection of infamous chit fund scam
Ex-AG of Odisha Ashok Mohanty was arrested by CBI in connection of misappropriating funds of Artha Tatwa group, an offshoot of Saradha chit fund scam.
Ashok Mohanty, the former Advocate General of Odisha was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 22 September 2014 from Cuttack, Odisha. He was arrested within two weeks of his resignation in connection of the multi-crore chit fund scam. He is alleged for misappropriating funds of Artha Tatwa group.
Mohanty is also accused of misusing his official position for personal benefits. Earlier on 13 September 2014, the CBI quizzed him for his alleged links with the Artha Tatwa Group Chief Pradip Sethy.
In 2013, he bought a house in Cuttack from Pradip Sethy for more than one crore rupees. However, he reportedly failed to provide the details of the transaction to the CBI.
The premier investigating agency is probing the chit fund scam on the direction of the Supreme Court.
Mohanty served Odisha as its Advocate General since 2009. He tendered his resignation from the post on 17 May 2014 following the state assembly election. However his resignation was accepted by the state government on 12 September 2014.