MLA Sanatan Mahakud quizzed by ED

Bhubaneswar: Independent MLA from Champua Sanatan Mahakud today appeared before Enforcement Directorate.

He was interrogated about his complicity with transportation of ores of Indrani Patnaik mines.

In January, Police had forzen five bank accounts of Mahakud having total deposits worth Rs 165 crore. All five bank accounts operated by Mahakud were with Joda branch of IndusInd Bank.

Mahakud, widely regarded as one of the richest MLAs in the state, was a trade union leader before he had switched over to the business of transporting ores. Later, he plunged into politics and lost the Assembly polls in 2009. However, he had emerged victorious in 2014 from the Champua Assembly seat.

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