Odia film producer Akshay Parija, who was allegedly blackmailed by Archana, had brought allegations against Shradhanjali. Later, the ED had visited Shradhanjali's residence and inquired into the matter. Parija appeared before the ED on Tuesday.
The central agency is probing the assets and cash amassed by alleged blackmailer Archana Nag, her husband Jagabandhu Chand and their associates, over a few years. Akshay Parija had filed a complaint with Nayapalli police against Atchana for demanding Rs 3 crore after allegedly capturing his intimate photographs.
Akshay Parija was questioned for several hours in ED office on Tuesday. He was accompanied by his lawyer. After leaving ED office, Parija said that he cooperated with the agency.
His advocate said Parija believes in the law and will get justice.
He was asked to appear before the agency on November 19 but had requested some more time citing health issues after returning back from Bangkok.
The ED has traced Rs 2.5 crore deposits in the bank accounts of Archana and Jagabandhu between 2017 and 2022 and investigating the matter.
Archana Nag belongs to Kalahandi and she is accused of amassing over Rs 30 crore along with her husband between 2018 and 2022 by blackmailing and threatening some politicians and affluent people.
Archana, her husband and her Associate Khageswar were arrested by Bhubaneshwar Police on the charges of blackmailing and are now lodged in Bhubaneshwar jail.