Chitgate: Steps to identify small investors in 10 days

Cuttack: All possible measures will be taken to identify the small gullible investors within 10 days’ time, retired Justice Madan Mohan Das, who is probing the mega chit fund scam in the State, said here today.

Talking to mediapersons, Justice Das said the digitisation process is in progress and the identification process will commence after preparation of data.

An interim report will be submitted to the State government after most of the investors are identified, based on which government can refund the money to the small investors, he maintained.

Sources said out of total affidavits submitted before the commission, around 7.71 lakh have already been scrutinised while 10,000 more envelops are yet to be opened. The data entry work of 3.84 lakh affidavits is being processed.

The investors have leveled allegations against over 180 financial companies in their affidavits, Das informed the media.