Papu Admits Receiving Loan From Prabhas Rout

BHUBANESWAR: Actor Papu Pom Pom on Wednesday admitted to having taken a loan of 2.94 lakhs from Oscar chit fund company chairman Prabhas Rout.

Papu alias Tatwa Prakash Satapathy said he had taken 2.94 lakh loan during 2014 elections. And, he had repaid the loan amount to Prabhas Rout.

Notably, he had unsuccessfully contested from Champua Assembly segment on BJD ticket.

Papu had mentioned in the affidavit during submission of nomination papers that he received Rs 2.5 lakh as loan from Rout.

Furthermore, he had also mentioned in the election expenditure affidavit that he received Rs 1.44 lakh as a donation from Rout.

“I had taken Rs 3.94 lakh from him during the election. I have refunded Rs 2.94 lakh to Rout. The rest Rs 1 lakh was of mine. He paid it as I had done a film produced by him,” said Papu.

Earlier, he had denied of receiving any donation from the chit fund accused.