CBI chargesheets Rose Valley for Rs 17,000 crore fraud

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Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), investigating the multi-crore chit fund scam, has filed its preliminary chargesheet in the Rose Valley chit fund scam at the Special Chief Judicial Magistrate’s (CJM) court here and accused the company of defrauding depositors of Rs 17,000 crore.

Out of the total Rs 17,000 crore, the company has collected Rs 450 crore from Odisha alone.

Five persons, including company’s chairman Goutam Kundu, managing director Sibamaya Dutta and directors Ramlal Goswami and Ashok Kumar Saha were named in the 86-page chargesheet. As many as 131 witnesses and 252 documents were included in the chargesheet.

The accused have been charged under sections 120 (B), 420, 409 of the IPC and sections 4 and 6 of Prize and Chits Banning Act, sources said.

Sources added that three other firms of the Rose Valley, Rose Valley Real Estate and Construction Ltd, Rose Valley Hotel and Entertainment Ltd and Rose Valley Real Estate and Land Bank India Ltd were named in the chargesheet.

The Rose Valley had run its business in 28 districts of the State.

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