Bhubaneswar, May 10 UNI | 7 months ago

Odisha BJP today demanded that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik be brought under the purview of CBI probe ordered by the apex court yesterday in the multi-crore chit fund scam in the state.

Addressing reporters here senior BJP leader and former Minister Bijaya Mohapatra today alleged that the chit fund companies have looted the innocent investors under the direct patronage of Chief Minister who was holding the Home portfolio.

He said a dozen of Ministers and MLAs of the ruling BJD were involved in the chit fund scam and Mr Patnaik was shielding them for which the state government opposed the CBI probe into the scam in the supreme court.

Mr Mohapatra said the Chief Minister should now ask all the culprits associated with the chit fund scam to surrender before they are caught by the CBI.

The Chief Minister, he said knew very well that who are the persons have amassed huge property and transferred the property in their relatives names while giving protection to the chit fund companies to loot the innocent investors to the tune of Rs 4,565 crore.

The apex court judgment directing the CBI to probe 44 chit fund companies in Odisha who have duped the investors, has exposed the real face of the ruling BJD and Mr Patnaik who wanted to protect himself and all those leaders involved in the scam, Mr Mohapatra said.

(Posted on 10-05-2014)

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