Bhubaneswar, Sept. 23 -- Nine years after the registration of a case in connection with the Seashore Chit Fund scam, a CBI Court on Saturday framed charges against former Choudwar-Cuttack MLA, Prabhat Biswal and his wife Laxmibilasini.

The charges were framed against the husband-wife duo for their alleged involvement in the multi-crore chit-fund scam.

The Bhubaneswar CBI Court-I in the presence of Biswal and his wife framed charges against them under Sections 420, 120 B, 409, 467, 468, and 471 of the Indian Penal Code. It is learned that Pravat, when asked by the court to own up to the charges or go for a hearing, opted for a hearing and said it should be made without delay.

Notably, the alleged involvement of Biswal and some other BJD...