Top CBI official reviews chit fund scam probe

Bhubaneswar: S Bagchi, DIG of CBI’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) arrived here on Thursday and reviewed the agency’s probe into the chit fund scam in Odisha.

Sources said the CBI will very soon file a chargesheet in connection with Artha Tatwa scam. Besides, the country’s apex investigating agency has got vital leads in the Seashore fraud case. Hence, Bagchi’s visit at this juncture holds much importance.

Earlier, the CBI had filed a chargesheet on Tuesday against ponzi firm Green Ray India, which has allegedly defrauded thousands of depositors of crores of rupees.

Replying to a query while coming out of the CBI office here, Bagchi said, “The agency has got a lot of support from the Odisha government.” He, however, parried the questions regarding its probe into the alleged nexus between the bureaucrats and the politicians in the chit fund scams. “The investigation is going on,” he quipped.

Meanwhile, Lipi Das, director of a private TV channel, appeared before CBI sleuths in the afternoon for questioning in connection with her alleged complicity in the ponzi scam. Notably, Lipi is the wife of Manoj Das, owner of a private TV channel who is behind the bars in connection with the AT Group scam.