Ankul Maiti, a prime accused in the ICore E-Services chit fund scam, died of a heart attack on Saturday (November 7) night.

Anukul Maity, who had been lodged in Jharpada special jail in Bhubaneswar since April 2017, complained of chest pain on Saturday and was taken to Capital Hospital here where he died.

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According to police sources, Anukul was rushed to the Capital Hospital where the doctors declared him dead.

The jail superintendent said Anukul underwent a routine health check-up at the cardiology wing of SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack on Friday (November 6), a day before his death.

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Anukul Maiti was looking after the deposit collection for the Kolkata-based ponzi firm. The firm allegedly duped investors to the tune of Rs 900 crore through a branch office in Bhubaneswar by offering them high returns on investments.

He was lodged in jail since April 2017 after his arrest by CBI.