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CBI files chargesheet against 13 accused in chit fund scam

Interestingly, the CBI had registered a case against the group of companies following a Supreme Court’s order back in 2014.

GUWAHATI:

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on February 8, filed a chargesheet against 13 accused for their alleged involvement in a Rs 238 crore chit fund case.

All the accused belong to a Kolkata-based URO group of companies and include the managing director, Biswapriya Giri and director, Sachindra Nath Bhattacharya.

Apart from Giri and Bhattacharya, the CBI has also named chartered accountant, Sushil Kumar Sharma, in the chargesheet.

The CBI sources said, “The accused have collected Rs 238 crores from different people under various schemes, claiming the money is for product booking and promised them higher return, with no guarantor and permission of RBI/SEBI. But none of the customers received any product, which makes it clear that the scheme was planned to avail public money,” they added.

Ten private limited companies – URO Agro India Ltd, URO Infra Reality Indian Ltd, URO Walkers LTD, URO Hygienic Foods Ltd, among others – were named by the CBI.

Interestingly, the CBI had registered a case against the group of companies following a Supreme Court’s order back in 2014. In 2018, Giri was arrested from Kolkata and has been in prison since.

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