CBI to register cases in Saradha scam soon

After gathering documents from various states, CBI will soon file the first set of cases in the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam by next week.

PTI| Last Updated: May 29, 2014, 20:02 PM IST

New Delhi: After gathering documents from various states, CBI will soon file the first set of cases in the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam by next week.

The seven-member Special Investigating Team (SIT) of CBI has already collected voluminous documents from West Bengal, Odisha, Northeast and Bihar, which were being scrutinised, official sources said.
"We have gathered all the material. We will begin the probe at the earliest," CBI Director Ranjit Sinha said.

Sinha had written letters to Chief Secretaries of West Bengal and Odisha asking them to provide logistic support to the team constituted to probe the scam.
With the first case in this scam expected to be registered next week, the SIT met the Chief Secretary, the Director General of West Bengal Police and the state Home Secretary and sought their cooperation in collecting the voluminous documents related to the scam, official sources said here.

The agency also sought assistance from the Secretary and the Director General of Odhisa Police and asked for documents pertaining to the case, the sources said.

The Supreme Court had asked the state governments to provide all logistical help to the CBI team probing the Saradha chit fund case.

Sinha said the focus of CBI was to expose the conspiracy behind the alleged scam.

CBI has constituted seven-member SIT to probe over Rs 10,000-crore Saradha chit fund case and collect documents from Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar and Northeastern states.