The victims of Sahara chit fund scam organised a massive rally today and gheraoed the office of the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) in Berhampur of Ganjam district demanding return of their invested money.
After the death of the Sahara group founder Subrata Roy, the victims expressed apprehension over getting their money back. They urged the state government to take necessary measures to return their money.
“In spite of the announcement by the Centre to facilitate the return of money to the investors of Sahara Chit fund, there are a lot of loopholes in the online and offline process. The portal launched for the smooth transaction of the funds is not working properly, which is making it difficult for us to get our money back," said a victim during the protest.
Another victim who worked as a Sahara investment agent said, “Apart from collecting investments from depositors, I had also invested Rs 10 lakh in the company. But after the scam, the victims are knocking on my door and I am even unable to give my children quality education. We direly need our invested money back.”