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All documents of 44 chit fund companies in Odisha transferred to CBI

Bhubaneswar, 28 May-2014: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the State Crime Branch has sent all the required documents of 44 chit fund companies to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is now all set to probe fraudulent chit fund companies as directed by the Supreme Court recently.

All documents of 44 chit fund companies in Odisha transferred to CBI

All documents of 44 chit fund companies in Odisha transferred to CBI

According to sources in the EOW, it has emailed important documents like FIR copies of 203 cases registered against top officials of the scam-tainted chit fund firms, photocopies of chargesheets and details about arrested and absconding persons involved in the scam.

Apart from that, the EOW has also sent details of the chit fund companies’ bank balance, properties, including houses, lands, vehicles and jewellery seized during raids, and information about inter-State ramifications of the firms. All the important documents were sent to the SIT office in Kolkata, a top official of the EOW said.

Earlier, CBI Joint Director and head of SIT Rajeev Singh had met top bureaucrats of the State and sought support regarding establishment and functioning of an office for the SIT to expedite the probe process.

The SIT had asked for an office space and vehicles along with other infrastructure facilities for the functioning of its office in the city. It has also asked for deployment of Odisha police for the protection of the officials.

(Input Source: orissadiary.com)

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