CBI Interrogates Youth Congress President; Creates Political Furore


BHUBANESWAR: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday interrogated Odisha youth Congress president Rajat Choudhary for his alleged links with chit fund firm Artha Tatwa (AT) Group.

The CBI questioned Rajat for over three hours. The CBI had also questioned him last year.

Even though the youth Congress president did not reveal anything about the CBI interrogation in the chit fund scam, it provided the much-needed ammunition to the ruling BJD, which is under fire after the alleged involvement of Minister Sanjay Dasburma in chit fund scam cropped up.

BJD spokesperson Pratap Dev attacked Congress and dared its Odisha unit president Prasad Harichandan to take action against the youth Congress president.

“The Congress party was hounding us after CBI issued a notice to one minister. Now, their youth president is quizzed for involvement in the chit fund scam. Now, we have to witness what action the party president would take,” said Dev.

PCC president said action would be taken against any Congress leader if found involved in the chit fund scam.

He, however, asked to let the CBI make it clear as to why the CBI summoned Rajat.

Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra (Lulu) saw a political angle in the CBI interrogation. He questioned the CBI’s interrogation of Rajat after two years.