MLA Prafulla Samal’s Son Prayaskanti Deposes Before ED

Bhubaneswar: Bhandaripokhari MLA Prafulla Samal’s son Prayaskanti deposed before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday in connection with a money laundering case.

The MLA had appeared before the ED officials on February 28 in connection with the case. According to reports, he was grilled for around eight hours.

The ED had earlier summoned the MLA and his son to appear before it with all relevant documents in connection with the case of alleged misappropriation of funds by the management of Bhadrak Institute of Engineering and Technology (BIET) in Barapada.

Prayaskanti is the former president of BIET. He is accused of misappropriating the funds of BIET and buying lands worth crores of rupees in Bhubaneswar.

On February 15, ED officials searched at multiple places linked to the MLA and his son in Bhadrak town and Bhubaneswar.

“ED investigation revealed that Prayaskanti, Manoj Kumar Goswami (Secretary) and others of BIET society were allegedly involved in misappropriation of society money by forgery and cheating. Prayaskanti with other associates of the society have engaged in the embezzlement of crores of rupees by way of financial irregularities. It has also been alleged that they engaged themselves in embezzlement the funds and properties (acquired in the name of the BIET) for their personal monetary gain with the help of forged/ fabricated documents,” the ED had said in a release.

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