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Chit fund scam: Petitioner hurls allegations, demands polygraph tests on five

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Reported by Santosh Jagdev

Bhubaneswar, May 12:

Alok Jena, a social activist who had filed the PIL on the multi-crore Odisha chit fund scam in the Supreme Court, today demanded  that polygraph tests be conducted on five persons, including the chief minister, by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) with regard to the illegal financial business by chit fund companies in the state.

Alok Jena ( Left) at the press meet
Alok Jena ( Left) at the press meet

Addressing a press meet here today, Jena also took the names of four other persons who, he said, should be subjected to the test – a relative of the chief minister, a senior IPS officer, the president of a regional political outfit and a Delhi-based lawyer.

He, however, did not produce any evidence to support or substantiate his accusations.

“The polygraph tests will reveal the truth about how  black money was turned into white”, he claimed.

Jena alleged the AT group has stocked gold worth Rs 5000 crore in 170 lockers in various private banks.

“All the documents are with us and very soon we will produce these before the CBI Joint director who has been directed by the Supreme Court to probe into the scam,” he said.

Alleging that the chief minister and the president of a regional outfit had helped the AT group and Seashore Group respectively to run their illegal business in the state, Jena also pointed a finger at a  close relative of the chief minister, who, he said, had allegedly helped the AT group to get gold license though the SEBI which had earlier turned down the company’s request for a license.

Accusing the president of a regional outfit of direct involvement with the Seashore group, Jena wanted to know how many times  he had visited Dubai.

He also leveled allegations against a Delhi-based lawyer for offering shelter to a Brahmapur-based chit-fund operator at his Bhubaneswar residence.

Jena also alleged that a senior police officer had extended support to some chit fund companies to run hassle-free business in the state and also accused him of  negligence in conducting investigations into the  chit fund scam.

Jayant Das, an RTI activist was also present along with Jena at the press meet.

7 COMMENTS

  1. A lot of interesting and important information with documentary evidence will be submitted to CBI soon and these evidence would help CBI to trap of corrupt politicians, senior IPS officers and so called eminent personalities who are involved in mega chit fund scam in Odisha.

    Jayanta Kumar Das (RTI activist)
    9861770749(M)

  2. Home Department in its Letter No. 16891 dated 27.4.2004 had directed Odisha Crime Branch, all SSP and DM to supervise and control the function of 16 non-banking finance companies registered with R.B.I and 42 finance companies whose applications for Certificate of Registration were rejected by R.B.I. All these companies were operating in Odisha.

    After the judgment(Writ Petition 413 of 2013) of the Honourable Supreme Court all senior government officials, who were supposed to play the watchdog and prevent the illegal operation by these companies, should be investigated by the CBI.

    JAYANTA KUMAR DAS (RTI ACTIVIST), 9861770749(M)

  3. “The polygraph tests will reveal the truth about how black money was turned into white.” That is an absolutely absurd statement – the polygraph tests do not “reveal” anything except the stupidity of those who rely on them! This is an example of the idiots in the media perpetuating the myth that the polygraph is a “lie detector” and giving the con men who administer these polygraph “tests” credibility that they do not deserve.

    I am the only licensed polygraph expert who has ever told the truth about the polygraph, and the truth is, the polygraph is not a “lie detector”. I have been telling the truth about the scam called lie detection for almost forty years now in hopes of destroying the dangerous myth of “lie detection”. Carl Sagan said, “If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.” And the truth is the polygraph is not a “lie detector”!

    It is FOOLISH and DANGEROUS to use the polygraph as “lie detector” – the theory of “lie detection” is nothing but junk science. It is based on a faulty scientific premise. The polygraph operators have the audacity to say that there is such a thing as a “reaction indicative of deception”, when I can prove that “lying reaction” is simply a nervous reaction commonly referred to as the fight or flight syndrome. In fact, the polygraph is nothing but a psychological billy club that is used to coerce a person into making admissions or confessions. It is FOOLISH and DANGEROUS for the criminal justice system to rely on an instrument that has been thoroughly discredited to determine whether or not a person is truthful or deceptive, or to use it to guide their investigations in any way – especially when the results cannot even be used as evidence in a court of law!

  4. I AM SURE THE ABOVE POSTING IS NOT DONE BY
    “Doug Williams PolygraphCom”. THIS POSTING IS DONE BY A PUBLIC SERVANT TO WHOM THE WORDS OF ALOK JENA HAD PINCHED A LOT. ANYWAY THANKS TO THAT PUBLIC SERVANT OF ODISHA FOR EDUCATING ABOUT POLYGRAPH TEST.

    JAYANTA KUMAR DAS (RTI ACTIVIST), 9861770749(M)

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