Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 7:
The CBI submitted an 86 page preliminary chargesheet in the Rose Valley chit fund scam at the Special Chief Judicial Magistrate’s (CJM) Court in the Odisha capital today.
The central investigation agency has charged the ponzi firm of defrauding depositors of Rs 17,000 crore in the chargesheet. Out of which Rs 450 crore is from Odisha alone.
The CBI has included 131 witnesses and 252 documents in the chargesheet. The accused have been charged under sections 120 (B), 420, 409 of the IPC and sections 4 and 6 of Prize and Chits Banning Act.
The central investigation agency has named three firms Rose Valley Real Estate & Construction Ltd, Rose Valley Hotel & Entertainment Ltd and Rose Valley Real Estate & Land Bank India Ltd in its chargesheet.
The CBI has submitted chargesheet against the ponzi company’s chairman Goutam Kundu, managing director Sibamaya Dutta and directors Ramlal Goswami and Ashok Kumar Saha, CBI sources revealed.
While Ashok Kumar Saha and Sibamaya Dutta have been arrested by the CBI, the central investigating agency is planning to get Goutam Kundu on remand who is presently in custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
The CBI is on the lookout for Ramlal and is preparing the list of other directors of the company.
As per reports, the Ponzi firm had opened 21 regional and 880 branch offices. Besides, it had enrolled over 20 lakh agents of which around 2.7lakh were actively involved in collection of deposits.