The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday conducted raids at 18 offices and residences of senior officials of Ramel Group in connection with a chit fund scam on Wednesday.
Around 50 officers of CBI were divided into several groups and conducted the raids at Barasat, New Town and Bangur.
Sources said that the group had allegedly collected crores of rupees from people in the state through different chit fund schemes.
The raid started around 9.30 am on Wednesday and it continued till evening. The CBI officers seized several document and questioned some officials of the group at their residence to get information about functioning of the group.
The CBI officers tried to know about the group’s everyday collection. The officers have also prepared a list of those worked as agents for the group from different district. The officers also tried to know the amount each agent used to collect and to whom they used to hand over the money. During interrogation, the officers tried to know that how the group had invested the money.
A CBI officer said they will go through the documents and would summon some of the senior officials of the group to verify the statements of the persons, who were questioned on Wednesday.