Arrested chit fund company MD manhandled outside court

Berhampur: Managing director (MD) of Datum chit fund company, Brajamohan Patnaik faced the wrath of depositors on court premises in Berhampur during his deposition today.

As per reports, Patnaik, who was lodged in jail allegedly for chit fund scam, was produced before the Odisha Protection of Interests of Depositors’ court (OPID court) by police today. However, some depositors manhandled and shoved him outside the court room in presence of police.

Patnaik was arrested by Golanthara Police from Bhubaneswar on November 6 last year. Datum Marketing Company has allegedly duped nearly Rs 100 crore from depositors in Ganjam and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh through several lucrative schemes.