Odisha chit fund scam: CBI charge sheet against Nabadiganta ‘very soon’

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 9:

The CBI, which has already filed charge sheets against Green India and Artha Tatwa (AT) Group in connection with the mega chit fund scam in Odisha, is set to file the charge sheet against Nabadiganta Capital Service very soon, sourcs in the central orbe agnecy said.

Nabadiganta CMD Anjan Kumar Baliarsingh (Pic: Biswaranjan Mishra)
Nabadiganta CMD Anjan Kumar Baliarsingh
(Pic: Biswaranjan Mishra)

“We have started the process to file a preliminary charge sheet against Nabadiganta very soon,” a senior CBI official said.

As part of its ongoing investigation into the chit fund scam, the CBI had raided the houses of three politicians who were directors in the compnay – Mayurbhanj MP Rama Chandra Hansda and former MLAs Hitesh Bagarti and Subarna Nayak –  on August 31 this year. Cash worth Rs 28 lakh and some incriminating documents had been seized in the raid at Hansda’s Rairabgpur residence.

After several rounds of questioning, the CBI finally arrested the three on November 5.

Eralier, the agency had arrested Nabadignata CMD Anjan Baliarsingh and Directors Pradip Patnaik and Kartikeya Parida. All the arrested are now lodged in the Jharpada jail in Bhubaneswar.

Sources in the CBI said Nabadiganta has swindled over Rs 100 crore from the people of the state.

The company had opened 11 branch offices in the state, including in Brahmapur and Bhubaneswar, and collected money from the people by promising them attractive returns.

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