According to sources, the High Court ordered the case to be continued against Jena, former Lok Sabha MP from Balasore in Odisha.
Jena, who was summoned thrice by the CBI for questioning, had admitted having business terms with the Ponzi firm but denied any complicity in the scam.
It is being alleged that Rs 1.75 crore was transferred to Jena’s bank account by the Ponzi firm.
The alleged involvement of some BJD leaders including Jena in chit-fund scams came to the fore after the CBI took over the probe following the Supreme Court directive on May 9, 2014.
In 2019, the Orissa HC granted Jena interim bail in the case.
Notably, ruling BJD’s Banki MLA Pravat Tripathy and Mayurbhanj MP Ramachandra Hansdah were arrested in two separate cases in 2014. Subsequently, the ruling party’s Dharmasala MLA Pranab Balabantray, Choudwar-Cuttack legislator Pravat Biswal and Balasore MP Jena were quizzed in the scam. Biswal was arrested in 2017 in connection with the land transaction between his wife and Seashore Group chief Prashant Dash in 2011.