Two policemen suspended after Pradip Sethy’s explosive comment on ministers

Bhubaneswar: The commissionerate police on Thursday suspended two policemen for allowing Artha Tatwa Group chief Pradeep Sethy to talk to media a few days back.

Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrat Bhoi suspended one constable and a havildar who were escorting arrested Sethy to a local court here.

Pradip Sethy on Monday said two ministers of the ruling BJD had taken huge amounts of money to help grow his business empire in the state.

“Two ministers have taken a huge amount of money. I cannot reveal names of the two ministers. I already told their names to CBI and enforcement directorate,” Sethy told reporters while he was produced in a local court here.

“I will provide the same information to serious fraud investigation office (SFIO), which will interrogate me,” he added.

The SFIO, a specialized wing under the Union ministry of corporate affairs has been asked by a court here to investigate the AT scam and submit a report within one month. The SFIO works for detection and prosecution of white-collar frauds. Sethy is currently lodged at the Jharapada jail for allegedly swindling Rs 1,200 crores from thousands of investors across the state.