CBI files chargesheet against BJD MP in chitfund scam
CBI on Thursday filed charge sheet against Lok Sabha MP Ram Chandra Hansdah of Biju Janata Dal and seven others including two companies in connection with chit funds scam related to Nabadiganta Capital company.
New Delhi: CBI on Thursday filed charge sheet against Lok Sabha MP Ram Chandra Hansdah of Biju Janata Dal and seven others including two companies in connection with chit funds scam related to Nabadiganta Capital company.
CBI sources said besides Hansdah, an MP from Mayurbhanj in Odisha, Nabadiganta Capital Service's CMD Anjan Baliarsingh, Pradeep Kumar Pattanaik, Kartikeya Parida, Subarna Naik, and Hitesh Kumar Bagartti and companies Nabadiganta Capital Service Limited and Nabadiganta Agro Industries Limited have been named in the charge sheet.
The special court in Bhubaneshwar has taken cognisance of the charge sheet in which the agency has slapped the charges of cheating, and provisions of Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes(Banning) Act against the accused.
The central investigating agency had raided Hansda house at Baripada on July 31, 2014 and seized Rs 28 lakh.
He was one of the founding members of Nabadiganta Capital Service. He, however, resigned from the company in 2012 much before the CBI raid at his house.
The MP, however, had said that the money recovered from his residence was his personal property and had nothing to do with a ponzi firm accused of duping investors.
"The cash seized from my residence by the CBI was my personal money. It has nothing to do with the ponzi scam," Hansda had said after his interrogation by CBI last year.
Asked about his involvement in the chit fund scam, Hansda had said, "The court will decide who is involved in the scam."
The case against Nabadiganta Capital Services Limited is a part of probe into chit fund scam also known as Saradha scam.