Need 2-3 years to identify all small investors: Chit fund inquiry panel

Bhubaneswar: The Justice MM Das Commission of Inquiry, which is probing the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha, today informed that it will take around 2-3 years to identify all the affected small investors.

After submitting its sixth interim report to the state government, Justice MM Das, while addressing a press meet, informed that 50% of small investors have been identified while the process is underway to identify the remaining investors.

The commission has identified 1,43,463 investors as per the data submitted in its sixth interim report. In total, 3,62,817 investors have been identified, informed sources.

After digitisation of the affidavits of nearly 7 lakh investors, the identification process will resume again, added sources. “The affidavits are being verified for genuineness,” said Das.

After identifying the small investors, the commission will begin the process of identifying large investors.