CBI chargesheets 2 persons in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Apr 17 (PTI) The CBI today filed a chargesheet against two persons and two companies in connection with the chitfund scam.

A senior CBI official said the chargesheet has been filed against Soubhagya Kumar Samal and Nirupama Samal, Midas Touch Assets and Securities Limited and Midas Touch Realtech Limited.

Both the companies were represented though its Managing Director Soubhgya Kumar samal, the official said.

The duo have been charged for offences under Sections 120 B, 420, 409 of IPC and Sections 4, 5 and 6 of the Prize Chit and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, 1978.

The CBI sleuths last year had raided premises of the said company which was accused of duping hundreds of investors in Odisha of Rs 50 crore.

The company’s head office here and branch offices at other places in the state were searched.

Besides money circulation business, the company had ventured into real estate, life insurance, healthcare, infrastructure development and entertainment.

The company, which had started operation in 2009, had collected money from investors in Angul, Puri, Bhubaneswar, Dhenkanal and Baripada having business networks in other states.

Prior to this, the CBI had filed chargesheet against Artha Tatwa, Seshore Group.