Honey trap used for chit-fund promotion, derailing investigation

By Subash Mohapatra

exclusiveBHUBANESWAR: It seems Odisha bureaucrats fell into honey trap as the chit-fund operators managed to get success in their dirty businesses in the State by looting lakhs of poor people.

The role of two former Chief Secretaries of Odisha for the promotion of chit fund is likely to be investigated by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), a source said.

One of them tried to derail the chit-fund investigation, when the matter was handled by Crime Branch, and the latter one helped his close aide and chit fund operator to spread his illusive business in Odisha’s remote KBK region.

One of the former Chief Secretaries kept alert letters from Centre with him for many months and did not take any action. Evidences available with Headlines Everyday suggest that he also turned blind eyes into the serious allegations made by two complainants from KBK region.

What is amazing to note that CBI also did not yet touch the then CS who was most powerful and close to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Despite of complaints, several departments such as health and family welfare and tourism and culture undertook joint projects with Seashore and signed memorandum of understanding.

htapSeashore Foundation was given grant-in-aid to run the primary health centres; but no services provided by it. It is also pity that no investigation carried by the State government for the misappropriation of public money.

It is revealed that late night meetings were organized between Seashore crime syndicates with the then CS, where it was strict instruction from Prashanta Kumar Dash that the girls must be presentable.

A girl with condition of anonymity told Headlines Everyday that one Dilip was the key person to arrange meeting with the then CS, who later joined in infamous industrial house. The girls were taken from Kharvel Nagar and asked to “cooperate” during and after the meeting. Amongst other places, Dash’s choice was a famous hotel in Nayapalli, and he prefers to use as his den.

Dilip was key person aftbhatiaer Subhankar, who currently spends his time Special Jail Bhubaneswar. One of the Seashore directors Gopal Chandra Sahu was Das’s confidante to carefully handle Subhankar, who was the prime key for logging into high ranks officials of the State, from Civil and Police service.

It is not only limited to meeting followed by dinner party consisting of women and girls.

Seashore lured and used many of its women employees as the directors of the several Seashore units; who became the victims of his illusive business. It is also told to Headlines Everyday, two ministers of Odisha government nominated their close confidantes as directors of several Seashore Units.

Artha Tatwa was not far behind the strategy. Artha Tatwa’s Pradip Sethy still has contacts with model Preeti Bhatia, and continues to talk several hours talk from special jail to her. Prashant Kumar Das also has been in touch with his co-directors. The role of jail authorities is seriously doubtful how the persons in custody manage to talk with their aides without any surveillance for hours together.

Directors of Seashore Group of Companies:

Royal Purple Hotels Private Limited

02183032, SACHIN KUMAR RAJU, Director , 21 May 2008

00843963, PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 21 May 2008

SAGAR MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT PRIVATE LIMITED

03419332 SAPNA JENA, Director, 14 December 2012

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 15 September 2011

SAGIARIEN SYSTEMS PRIVATE LIMITED

03421403 APARAJITA PATNAIK, Director, 17 December 2012

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 15 March 2008

SANKET INVESTMENTS AND MARKETING LIMITED

02031548 PRAVAT KUMAR DASH, Director, 17 June 2011

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 17 June 2011

03576083 NIBEDITA NATH, Director, 25 July 2011

SEASHORE HEALTHCARE PRIVATE LIMITED

03439352 MANISA SINGH, Director, 11 April 2011

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 17 August 200

SEASHORE AGRICULTURAL PROMOTION COMPANY PRIVATE LIMITED

03435882 NANDINI SWAIN, Director, 11 April 2011

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Mng Director, 21 July 2006

SEASHORE CONSULTANCY & CONSTRUCTION PRIVATE LIMITED

03421403 APARAJITA PATNAIK, Director, 11 April 2011

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 3 May 2005

SHREE MICRO CREDIT SERVICES

03439352 MANISA SINGH, Director, 07 September 2011

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 07 September 2011

SEASHORE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT SERVICE LIMITED

03421336 ROJALIN DASH, Director, 25 May 2011

03422005 SARITA MISHRA,  Director, 25 May 2011

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 25 May 2011

SEASHORE COURIER & CARGO PRIVATE LIMITED

03435882 NANDINI SWAIN, Director, 20 April 2011

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 23 February 2010

SEASHORE TOURISM & DEVELOPMENT COMPANY PRIVATE LIMITED

03422005 SARITA MISHRA, Director, 15 April 2011

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 09 August 2009

SEASHORE SHIPPING COMPANY PRIVATE LIMITED

03422005 SARITA MISHRA, Director, 02 May 2011

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 02 May 2011

FALCON CONSULTANCY PRIVATE LIMITED

03422005 SARITA MISHRA, Director, 20 November 2012

03439352 MANISA SINGH, Director, 13 April 2011

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 13 April 2006

SEASHORE PHARMACEUTICALS PRIVATE LIMITED

03421403 APARAJITA PATNAIK, Director, 18 April 2011

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 23 February 2011

FLORENCE BIOTECH PRIVATE LIMITED

03422005 SARITA MISHRA, Director, 12 April 2011

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 01 October 2009

SEASHORE SECURITIES LIMITED

03419332 SAPNA JENA, Director, 12 April 2011

05240823 GOPAL CHANDRA SAHU, Director, 05 March 2012

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Mng Director, 25 April 2008

SAUBHAGYA DRINKS PRIVATE LIMITED

03419332 SAPNA JENA, Director, 14 December 2012

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 19 March 2010

JATISH AGRO AND OIL PRODUCTS PRIVATE LIMITED

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 04 January 2011

03576083 NIBEDITA NATH, Director, 06 August 2011

SEASHORE DAIRY PRODUCTS PRIVATE LIMITED

03419332 SAPNA JENA, Director, 18 April 2011

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 15 November 2010

SRI KRISHNA AGRICULTURE PRIVATE LIMITED

03435882 NANDINI SWAIN, Director, 08 August 2011

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 15 November 2010

SEASHORE CAPITAL PRIVATE LIMITED

03422005 SARITA MISHRA, Director, 21 February 2011

00843963 PRASHANTA KUMAR DASH, Director, 21 February 2011

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