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No SC monitoring of Odisha chit fund probe, for now

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi, Jul 27:

Cautioning against any laxity in the probe, the Supreme Court today reiterated its stand that it will not monitor the ongoing CBI probe into multi-crore rupee chit fund scam cases in Odisha, but made it clear that it is not ruling out monitoring of the probe in future.

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Adjudicating over a petition filed by activist Alok Jena on allegations of the CBI not doing much in the investigations, a bench of Justices T S Thakur and C Nagappan turned down the request for a court-monitored probe.

While rejecting the petition seeking Supreme Court monitoring, however, the bench made it clear that it was not ruling out monitoring the case in future, if there are grounds to believe that the probe is not progressing along expected lines.

“You (CBI counsel) please make sure that we should not be hearing the allegation that CBI is not doing the needful. The day we get this feeling, we will step in,” the bench of Justices T S Thakur and C Nagappan warned.

During the hearing, it referred to the verdict and said; “for the time being, we had refused to monitor the investigation.”

The bench asked the CBI counsel to present concrete information on the progress made on the investigation front at the next hearing.

The bench also asked the Centre to devise a mechanism or set up tribunals which can “attach or take over” the assets of fraudulent companies and “distribute or refund” the dues, wholly or partly, to duped investors.

“I will put it to the government today,” Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, appearing for CBI, said.

It may be recalled that the apex court had, on May 9 last year, ordered a CBI probe into the chit fund scam cases in West Bengal, Odisha and Assam allegedly involving various companies including Saradha, while taking note of allegations that scamsters were getting “patronage” of people in “high positions”.

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  1. OST, who provided you such misleading information, Apex Court has already dismissed the Petition No.07 on 06.04.2015 in which Alok Jena prayed for Court Monitoring and rest all petitions (Petition No. 06, 09 & 13) of Alok Jena were dismissed on 27.7.2015. How you can say that Prayer for court monitoring petition was dismissed yesterday(27.7.2015), some body has tried to mislead OST.

  2. MEGA CHIT FUND SCAM ODISHA.THE APEX COURT TO CBI :“You (CBI counsel) please make sure that we should not be hearing the allegation that CBI is not doing the needful. The day we get this feeling, we will step in,” the bench of Justices T S Thakur and C Nagappan warned.

  3. This comment of Mr. Alok Jena is false and misleading information about the Apex Court, I have already sent the Order Copy dated 27.7.2015 of the Apex court to Odisha Sun Times Editor Mr. Sandeep and Journalist and in that order copy all the petitions were dismissed and the The Apex Court has mentioned in the order of I.A. No. 14 that Main Writ petition (WP(C) 413 of 2013 was DESPOSED OF(Please go through Page No.07 of the Order dated 27.7.2015). This means neither Alok Jena nor any other citizen can intervene in this writ petition any more.

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