Chit fund probe may gain momentum after CBI officials’ meet

Bhubaneswar: The probe into the chit fund scam in Odisha is expected to gather momentum after a team of senior officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) met in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. The meeting was chaired by SIT additional director Rakesh Asthana.

Two joint directors of the SIT, SPs of various zones and 15 investigating officers were present in the meeting. According to sources, the meeting reviewed the progress of the chit fund probe in Odisha, Assam and West Bengal and also discussed the role of the central investigating agency.

Observers believe that this meeting is important after allegations that the CBI inquiry into the chit fund scam had slowed down. Moreover, the CBI officials are likely to meet administrative officials to discuss some infrastructural issues affecting the chit fund probe.