Chit fund scam: CBI grills kin of Green Ray director

Bhubaneswar: The CBI on Monday interrogated the family members of Mir Shahiruddin, director of Green Ray International Ltd in connection with chit fun scam in Odisha and outside the state.

The officials of the central investigating agency interrogated Shahiruddin’s father, mother, sister, three wives and the father-in-law and to know as to how the Green Ray director, who had started his business as a scrap dealer, could become the owner of a huge business empire within a short span of time. Besides, they also inquired about any investments made by him in the name of his family members and whether he has any hidden property, sources said.

Shahiruddin was arrested by the CBI from Kolkata on February 3. He was brought to Bhubaneswar on a transit remand on February 5 and produced in the CBI Special Court which allowed the CBI to take on six-day remand.

The dubious ponzi firm is accused of duping nearly Rs 2,000 crore from gullible investors in 13 states including about Rs 500 crore from Odisha on the pretext of providing them with attractive returns in a short span of time.

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Odisha Crime Branch has registered as many as 12 cases against the company and seized 20 acres of land and more than Rs 57 lakh bank deposits in its name.

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