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Finally,hope floats for Saradha scam victims

Justice Sen panel likely to submit first list of names for rewarding compensation

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: September 8, 2013 3:55:52 am

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s promise of a ‘Durga Puja gift’ for investors who had lost money in the Saradha Group chit fund scam may finally become a reality as a commission,headed by Justice Shyamal Sen,is likely to submit its first list of recommendations to reimburse some of the victims.

The commission was set up the state government to examine the claims of the victims of the financial fraud committed by the company owned by Sudipta Sen that went bust in April this year.

In a related development,the police have submitted chargesheet in 70 cases of the total 600 filed against Saradha group and Sudipta Sen in the state,said a senior official of the Special Investigative Team formed to investigate into the massive scam.

“We have already submitted chargesheets in 70 to 80 cases. At least 600 cases were filed against Sen and his company at several police stations. He has been tagged in all the cases. We would try to file more chargesheets in cases that were filed in last four months to ensure his conviction,” the SIT official said.

Even though the state government is yet to notify the Rs 500 crore fund that Mamata had announced to reimburse the investors,the Sen commission has heard around 7,000 claims of compensation.

The commission has received more than 17.39 lakh complaints and claims of compensation from the investors and agents.

“All records have been documented with the commission,which is likely to submit its first list of recommendation soon. Chief minister wants to announce the first list before Puja.

The recommendation lists will be submitted to the government in a phase-wise manner,” said senior official pleading anonymity.

According to the sources,the government is also arranging for the funds from which the payment to the investors will be made. “Chief minister wants that a good number of investors should get their payments before the 2014 elections so that the people realise that the government did not make any false promises,” he added.

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