CBI starts probe in ₹ 25,000 cr chit fund scam in Jhark­hand

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NEW DELHI: The CBI has taken over the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the four cases per­tain­ing to chit fund scam be­lieved to be in­volv­ing funds of over Rs 25,000 crore in Jhark­hand on the direc­tions of the state High Court.

The agency has re-reg­is­tered four FIRS per­tain­ing to chit fund com­pa­nies -- DJN group of com­pa­nies, Gu­rukul group of com­pa­nies, Shashank In­dus­tries Cor­po­ra­tion and Star Fi­nance com­pany.

A to­tal of 25 ac­cused have been booked in th­ese four cases, ac­cord­ing to the FIRS.

Th­ese cases were in­ves­ti­gated by the Jhark­hand Po­lice so far, the CBI FIRS say.

“It is sub­mit­ted by the Ad­di­tional Ad­vo­cate Gen­eral that a de­tailed counter af­fi­davit has been filed on be­half of re­spon­dent, who has brought on record sev­eral facts in­clud­ing the amount in­volved in one com­pany be­ing ap­prox­i­mately of Rs 1,600 crore and to­tal fig­ure may even cross Rs 25,000 crore,” the or­der of the High Court had said.

The court has sub­mit­ted a list of 27 chit fund com­pa­nies op­er­at­ing in the state which were un­der the scan­ner of the state po­lice.

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