Air Odisha chief Santosh Pani arrested


Bhubaneswar: Inter state flight service provider Air Odisha chief Santosh Pani was today arrested from the city by Khandagiri police. There was a non bailable warrant against him in cheating cases.

Police arrested him when he reached the city on Tuesday. Earlier in June, 2016 he was arrested in cheating case brought against him by BJP MLA Dilip Ray’s son Sandeep Ray and Khimji Jewellers director Mitesh Khimji that he had cheated them of huge amounts of money. Ray had alleged of cheating worth Rs 18 lakh to become partners in Air Odisha. Pani was also forwarded in court. However, he was out on conditional bail.

Since Pani went outside the state without informing the court, a non bailable warrant was issued against him for not co-operating in the investigation and for not appearing before court.

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