Chit fund scam: CBI arrests 3 functionaries of Nabadiganta

Bhubaneswar, Oct 27: The CBI today took three senior functionaries of the chit fund company, Nabadiganta Capital Services, who were arrested yesterday, on remand for six days as per permission of a special court here.

The CBI had last night arrested the CMD of the ponzi company, Anjan Baliarsing, and directors Pradeep Patnaik and Kartik Parida in connection with a case registered against the firm.

The three were today produced before a Special CBI Court which sent them to six days' custody.

Nabadiganta Capital Services is one of the 44 companies which were under the scanner of the central investigation agency for its alleged involvement in the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha. The CBI is probing the matter as per an order of the Supreme Court.

Nabadiganta Capital Services Pvt Ltd had allegedly duped investors to the tune of several crores of rupees, CBI sources said.

Meanwhile, the CBI has also interrogated BJD MP Rama Chandra Hansda and two former MLAs Subarna Naiak and Hitesh Bagarti yesterday for their links with the ponzi firm.

The three politicians were also former directors of the company. However, all the three leaders claimed that they had resigned from the firm as directors in 2012, but the resignations were accepted last year only.

While the trio pleaded innocence in the chit fund scam and alleged that they had been framed by the ponzi company, the Nabadiganta CMD told reporters, "The leaders are not children who can be framed. I have submitted all evidence to the CBI relating to their involvement in the company affairs."


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