CBI Charged : Pravat Tripathy took Rs 42 lakh from AT group !

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    CBI Charged Pravat Tripathy took Rs 42 lakh from AT group

    Bhubaneswar :The CBI has charged four-time Banki MLA and former president of the Odisha State Cooperative Union, with receiving Rs 42 lakh from AT group in return for the patronage he extended to it. In a 233-page charge sheet (9/2014), a copy of which is with OST, holds Tripathy guilty under sections 120-B, 406, 409, 411, 420, 468, 471 of IPC and sections 4, 5 and 6 of the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978. Used his position as president of Odisha Cooperative Union from 2008 to 2011 he influence the Assistant Registrar of Cooperative Societies to register the cooperative society ‘Artha Tatwa Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society Limited’ at short notice, the charge sheet said. During his tenure as the president of the Union, he was also instrumental in conferring Sethy with the Best Youth Cooperator Award instituted by Odisha Cooperative Union without any noteworthy contribution or achievement on the part of the awardee and that too within 15 days of Artha Tatwa Multipurpose Cooeprative Society Limited getting regsitered .