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Gujarat police takes Oscar chief on remand again


The Gujarat police on Thursday for a second time took into custody Oscar Group of Companies chairman Pravash Rout in connection with several chit fund scam cases pending against him in a Valsad court.

Arrested by the Odisha police in June this year from New Delhi, Rout had also been taken on a 15-day remand by the Gujarat police in July-August.

Special Court Judge Santosh Mohapatra, dealing with cases pertaining to a chit fund scam, allowed the plea of the Gujarat police to take him on further remand of nine days as he had allegedly duped several people of that state.

Along with Rout, the Gujarat police also took the Oscar Group’s managing director Muna Patra on remand for questioning. Patra was also arrested by the Odisha police earlier.