Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sept 4:
The CBI has discovered a number of ‘fake investors’, who were issued bonds by the Odisha ponzi firm AT Group company .
According to sources, the Central intelligence officials had asked the Income Tax department for a list of investors including top political leaders and bureaucrats, who had invested money in the AT Group.
However, a senior I-T official has informed the CBI team that there were a number of fake investors, who, in spite of no investment, have been issued with bonds by the chit fund company. On the basis of the bond, these investors were eligible for monthly interest.
While the I-T department has failed to identify these investors, reliable sources in the CBI said these fake investors include senior political leaders, bureaucrats and police officers.
There are also reports that several of them had invested money and gold under fake names.
Efforts are on to gather evidence against these persons, the sources added.
In the meanwhile, the CBI officials have conducted a series of raids on the offices of Seashore chit fund company in Odisha.
Sources said that the two teams of CBI officials have raided the Seashore offices at Chandaka on the outskirts of the capital city, Khordha, Nouka Vihar in Cuttack and Angul and seized several incriminating documents.
However, the officials have not provided details of the raids.