Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 28:
A day after the Supreme Court prepared a list of companies involved in the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha for a CBI probe, one of them has informed the Justice RK Patra Commission, which is inquiring into it, that it has already refunded money to its depositors.
According to reports, the Kolkata-based Prayag Infotech Highrise limited has informed the Commission on Thursday that it has already refunded over Rs 32 crore to as many as 18,596 of its depositors.
The Justice Patra Commission has asked the company to submit an affidavit on the refunded amount and also called for affidavits from all its depositors who have got their money back.
Rose Valley, which is enlisted among the 43 companies that the Supreme Court would hand over to the CBI, has also sought permission from the Commission to return money to its depositors.
The Commission, while making it clear that the companies dealing with Ponzi schemes are free to refund the depositors, has asked all such companies to submit the details before it within 15 days of such refund. The depositors too have to submit affidavits swearing they have got back their money, sources in the Commission said.
So far, the Commission has issued to 101 companies and individuals including BJD’s Rourkela MLA Sarada Nayak in connection with the Ponzi scam. Seashore, Artha Tatwa and Astha have also been served notices, the sources added.