Chit fund firm agents seek approval from DMET to sell kidneys

Bhubaneswar: In a major twist to the multi-crore chit fund scam, agents of the Agri Gold chit fund company have decided to sell their kidneys to refund the duped investors.

Around 70 agents of the company made a written appeal to the Directorate of Medical Education & Training (DMET) on Friday for selling of their kidney.

Notably, the Agri Gold Company had started its operation in November 1995. The Company had over a hundred branches in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Odisha. In Odisha, the company has duped gullible investors of over Rs 700 crore through 20,000 agents of 10 branches.

While the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has put restriction on the operation of the company, the Andhra Pradesh CID is investigating into the scam.

As a result, the company agents are exposed to physical, mental and social torture, due to which they are willing to sell their kidneys to refund the affected investors.