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Odisha’s Influential Industrialist’s Son Arrested by CBI over Bribery Case

OSL, which operates at one of the largest ports of India in Paradip, is believed to have a monopoly of loading and unloading of cargo there, they said.

The CBI also questioned Mahimananda Mishra and his other son, Chanchal Mishra, at its Bhubaneswar office on Friday in connection with the case before taking Charchit Mishra into custody, officials said.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) earlier arrested Saroj Kumar Das, his conduit Sumanta Rout, DGM of OSL Surya Narayan Sahu and another person named Sankha Subhra Mitra acting as a middleman in connection with the case, they said.

These four accused were sent to four days of CBI custody by a special court, they said.

It has also named Debapriya Mohanty of KCT Group, Charchit Mishra, Director of OSL, and OSL as accused in the FIR, they said.

During searches at 15 locations, the central agency seized Rs 84.5 lakh in cash, the officials said.

“It was alleged that the Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME), Paradip Port Trust (Odisha), was in the habit of demanding and taking bribes through his close conduit (Rout) for extending undue benefits to various private stakeholders engaged in port service and activities at the Paradip Port,” the CBI said in a statement.

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