I am a journalist, working as Balangir correspondent of the English daily "The Pioneer" and “The Industry and Mines Observer”, an English fortnightly magazine published from Bhubneshwar. I was awarded the Trophy for "Excellence in Journalism" by noted Columnist Sri Shivaji Sarkar,in the presence of Editor in Chief -of The Pioneer,Dr Chandan Mitra ,Editor of The Industry and Mines Observer (IMO) Sri Sirish Mohanty on June19,2012.
Friday, September 12, 2014
PROBE CM’S ROLE IN CHIT FUND SCAM: MISHRA TO CBI
ROLE IN CHIT FUND SCAM: MISHRA TO CBI
Saturday, 13 September 2014 | PNS |
BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Leader of Opposition in the State
Assembly and former Law Minister Narasingha Mishra has urged the CBI to probe the
role of BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the chit fund scam,
which has robbed 25 lakh people of the State of their savings.
Talking to reporters here, Mishra said that with
the CBI questioning several BJD leaders and the media exposing the patronage
given by the ruling party to the fraud chit fund companies, skeletons are
tumbling out of the BJD cupboard almost on a daily basis.
Referring to media reports on the arrested chit
fund scam accused Ranjan Das accompanying BJD vice-president and MP Kalpataru
Das with the ‘nomination papers’ of Naveen Patnaik for election as the BJD
president, Mishra remarked that a man is known by the company he keeps.
He insisted that the CBI inquire into the support
and patronage that people like Ranjan Das had received from the State
Government and the Chief Minister.
“The CM can no longer feign ignorance or say he
does not know the scam-accused persons,” Mishra maintained.
He pointed out that the State Government had tried
its best to stall a CBI probe into the chit fund scam while fighting a case in
the Supreme Court because it was aware of the direct involvement of the BJD
leaders in the large-scale fraud and the protection and patronage extended by
them to the ponzi companies.