CBI on Tuesday conducted raids at multiple locations in Guwahati, Silchar and Karinganj in Assam in connection with a fraudulence case against a chit-fund company.
Sources told Northeast Now that CBI sleuths raided six locations in connection with the fraudulence case registered against Seba Real Estate Ltd, a chit-fund company registered at Pradhan Nagar in Siliguri.
A case was registered by Aayganesiya Mundu, a resident of Champasari in Darjeeling district against the chit-fund company.
The complainant said she had invested Rs 5,50,000 with the company. But, instead of returning her money with promised dividends, Seba Real Estate Ltd closed the company and cheated her.
The case came under the purview of the CBI after the Supreme Court May 9, 2014, in an order, had directed the CBI to investigate all cases of fraudulence by chit-fund companies or NBFCs registered in West Bengal and Odisha.
To unearth the case, the CBI sleuths on Tuesday morning raided a location at Sholapara near Paltan Bazar in Guwahati. Subsequently, it raided another location in Beltola area.
There are reports that the CBI teams also raided a third location in Guwahati in connection with the case.
Sources said CBI sleuths, acting on specific information, raided two locations in Silchar town in connection with the case of fraudulence by Seba Real Estate Ltd.
A raid in connection with the case was also conducted in Karimganj, the sources said.
It has come to fore that Seba Real Estate Ltd had collected huge amount of money from people in the Brahmaputra and Barak valleys, did not repay the customers, and closed down the company.
It is still not known what kind of documents was seized following the raids across Assam on Tuesday.