CBI supplementary chargesheet in a month, to name RBI, SEBI officials

The first chargesheet in the scam was submitted on October in which "influential and political" persons were not named.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:November 2, 2014 4:32 am

In the supplementary chargesheet in the Saradha chit fund scam that the CBI is likely to submit in a month, senior officials of SEBI, ROC and RBI are likely to be named.

The first chargesheet in the scam was submitted on October in which “influential and political” persons were not named.

According to sources, the agency mentions the role of senior officials of Securities and Exchange Board of India, the Registrar of Companies and Reserve Bank of India in the scam

Significantly, CBI has already examined two executive directors and one former executive director of SEBI in connection with the scam. All three were in-charge of collective investment schemes .

The agency is looking into documents and notices issued by SEBI to the Saradha Group. Reasons behind SEBI’s delay in taking action against the company are also being explored.

Significantly, the first notice from SEBi to Saradha was issued three years after it had received a complaint from the Economic Offence Wing of the West Bengal government in 2010.

Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate, too, had interrogated a dozen officers of SEBI, ROC and RBI after the investigators found “serious irregularities” in the functioning of these officials.

The ED had also examined a retired RBI manager, a top official in the Registrar of Companies, Kolkata, and two senior SEBI officials.
Meanwhile, the vigilance wing of SEBI had conducted an internal inquiry into the alleged involvement of officers into the scam.

Sources said SEBI has already forwarded their report to the central agencies investigating into the scam.

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