Sanjeev Kumar Pradhan

Koraput: Another instance of a chit fund company duping depositors of crores of rupees has come to fore in Jeypore town of Koraput district.

According to reports, a company -Sunshine Infra Build Corporation Limited has allegedly duped to the tune of Rs 10 crores from hundreds of depositors in Koraput district through its various attractive schemes.

“I deposited the money for three years but did not pay the full amount after news of fraud from different areas. The company ran away with the money deposited by many people in the town,” said a depositor, Laxman Sabar.

As per sources, lured by huge returns, hundreds of people deposited their money with the company, which had opened its office in Jeypore in 2011.

Reportedly, the company shut down in 2013 and the depositors have neither received their money nor have any information about the company.

“They didn’t inform about the cancellation of license. They said to return the money from Delhi after selling the properties. No proof was provided to us and we are not being able to contact them now,” said an agent of the company Sunam Sagar.

Sagar further said an amount of Rs 10 crore has been taken by the company.

Meanwhile a complaint in this regard has been filed at the Jeypore Town Police Station by the depositors.

“A complaint has been lodged regarding the chit fund company which was operating in the area in 2013. Investigation is underway and necessary steps will be taken after a detailed probe,” said IIC of Jeypore Town Police Station, Baleswar Siddhi.

The depositors have demanded the arrest of the directors of the company and immediate refund.