Puri/Bhubaneswar: The Crime Branch of Investigation (CBI) today conducted searches at several places in West Bengal and Odisha in connection with the chit fund scam.
While the central agency raided Saradha group’s office located at Badasankha in Puri in connection with the group’s involvement in swindling money, Real Tulip India’s offices too were searched in both the states.
The Saradha office was already sealed after investigations by Crime Branch’s Economic Offences Wing in April 2014.
The eight-member CBI team with the help of the Crime Branch broke the seal to examine various documents and other evidences to find clues into Saradha’s involvement in the multi-thousand-crore chit fund scam.
According to sources, Saradha group was involved in swindling investors to the tune of Rs 10 crore. The Badasankha branch of the company had 1000 agents, of which 200 were active.
Earlier, the Crime Branch after raiding the office in April 2014 seized some hard disks and documents for investigation.
The investigating agency conducted searches at eight places in West Bengal and one in Odisha in connection with the Odisha chit fund case.
The office premises and residences of the company's directors Tritha Halder, Malay Halder, Prasenjit Sil, Malay Guha, Dipankar Ghosh and others are being searched, according to the agency spokesperson.