CBI registers FIRs against five Bengal companies

Updated: Nov 15, 2014, 09:43 IST | IANS

The CBI has registered FIRs against five non-Saradha group companies as part of its probe into the chit fund scam in West Bengal

Kolkata: The CBI has registered FIRs against five non-Saradha group companies as part of its probe into the chit fund scam in West Bengal.

A Central Bureau of Investigation statement said five FIRs have been lodged against the managing directors and directors of these companies.

"The cases have been registered against Angel Group of Companies, PAFL Industries Limited, Royal International Trading, Win Realcon Limited and ASSDA Agro Projects limited in pursuance of honourable apex court order dated 09.05.14," the statement said.

The cases have been registered against the companies' top officials on the allegation of "criminal breach of trust, cheating, criminal conspiracy and violation of prize chit money circulation scheme banning act".

These are the second set of FIRs against companies other than the Saradha group in West Bengal.

The Supreme Court had May 9 ordered a CBI inquiry into the chit fund scams in West Bengal, Odisha and Assam in which various firms, including Saradha, allegedly duped investors of around Rs.10,000 crore.

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