Bhubaneswar: Former Orissa Cricket Association (OCA) Secretary Ashirbad Behera arrested by CBI in connection with Artha Tatwa chit fund scam case.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) squad conducted a surprise raid at Behera’s residence in Cuttack early on Thursday morning and apprehended the former OCA Secretary.
Prior to the arrest, the officials briefly questioned Behera and his family members regarding the case.
However, refuting the charges, Behera’s son has alleged that the arrest was conducted over a plan to spoil their chances of success in the upcoming OCA elections. While the reign of Ashirbad Behera as secretary of the association had come to an end in early 2017, Behera was backing his elder son Sanjay Behera for the secretary position.