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Tollywood movie moghul Shrikant Mohta denied bail

BY A STAFF REPORTER: Tollywood movie moghul Shrikant Mohta may have to extend his stay in jail for some more time as Odisha High Court rejected his bail plea today. Mohta has been arrested by CBI for his role in chit fund cases. Mohta, known to be close to West Bengal’s ruling TMC party is languishing in Odisha jail for the last few months. According to Odisha High Court lawyers, Mohta’s advocate argued that he has been cooperating with the CBI and has hence there are no further ground for keeping in custody. But CBI is of the view that Mohta is an influential person because of his alleged proximity with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. Moreover Mohta’s company Sree Venkatesh Films (SVF) controls Tollywood film industry. Incidentally Mohta was recently linked with popular bengali film actress turned TMC candidate from Basirhat, Nusrat Jahan.


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