Odisha Congress chief says he has 'no information' on EOW summons against him and his son in fraud case

Bhubaneshwar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik on Thursday said that he has no information about Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police issuing a summon notice against him.

Odisha Congress chief says he has no information on EOW summons against him and his son in fraud case

File image of Niranjan patnaik. Image courtesy: Twitter @@NPatnaikOdisha

Speaking to ANI Patnaik said, "I have no information that I have to go to police tomorrow. I will check and then comply if it is true. So far I have no information. Maybe they are seeking some documents. Nobody can blackmail me. If I'm a thief, then the police may arrest me."

This comes after Patnaik and his son Navjyoti Patnaik were summoned by Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police for interrogation, in a fraud case. The Delhi Police EOW is probing a case wherein the complainant, KS Ahluwaliya, paid Rs 32 crore to a firm called Vavasi Telecom Pvt. Ltd in 2007-08.

The dispute pertains to Ahluwaliya alleging that the money was taken from him by way of fraud and the non-honouring of a cheque issued by the company. During the financial year 2007-08, both Niranjan Patnaik and his son Navjyoti were directors of the company. The firm has also given in writing that Navjyoti misappropriated Rs 6 crore out of the Rs 32 crore that Ahluwaliya paid when he was the director of the company.

In an official document, the EOW confirmed that a "case needs to be filed in the light of allegations of fraud/forgery against" the Odisha Congress chief. The EOW has asked the Patnaik father-son duo to file all documents related to the case.

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Updated Date: Jan 25, 2019 00:11:36 IST

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