Term of Patra Commission extended by 6 months

Cuttack: Tenure of Justice RK Patra Commission of Inquiry probing into chit fund fraudulent activities in Odisha extended by six months by the state government.

The Commission finished scrutinising five lakh 31 thousand affidavits.

Though the state government set up a corpus fund of Rs 300 crore in the present budget for benefit of the chit fund investors, the commission is yet to find a way through which actual depositor can be identified.

“The commission will take a decision regarding this after having discussions with the state government and all the parties,” Justice Patra said.