Chit fund scam: CBI raids multiple locations in Bengal
Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted raids on multiple locations in Bengal, including Kolkata, in connection with a chit fund scam case.
According to sources, on Monday morning, multiple teams of CBI sleuths raided 16 places, including Bowbazar in Kolkata, Kamarhati in North 24-Parganas, Arambag in Hooghly, Durgapur and Asansol in Burdwan. It was alleged that a company named New India Agro Limited violated norms to collect huge amount of money from the market. On Monday, a team raided the house of Sourav Mondal in Bowbazar area, who was one of the directors of New India Agro Limited, which was also the head office of the organisation.
Also, almost at the same time another team raided the house of Prasenjit Sarkar, who was a top ranked official in the chit fund company.
Sources informed that several documents were seized during the raid. The CBI has also came up with some names for having links with the case and may send notices to these people to appear before the investigating officers soon.
The company had spread in the districts of Bengal.