Kendrapara: A manager of a chit fund was arrested from here even as reports of fraud by bogus non-banking financial companies trickled in from various pockets of Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha. After DP finance, another chit fund Artha Tatwa (AT) has disappeared cheating investors in Kujang (Jagatsinghpur) and Pattamundai (Kendrapara) to a tune of Rs 20 crore, police said.
"Madan Mohan Swain, branch manager of Golden Lion (a chit fund) operating in Chabdol area under Kendrapara rural police jurisdiction, was taken into custody on Tuesday on charge of cheating investors," said Kendrapara Rural police station Inspector, Tapas Kumar Pradhan.
The accused booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code was remanded to judicial custody, he said. As interest return in savings account promised was as high as 30 per cent per annum, people from rural areas invested for quick return. Fraud by the bogus firm is to the tune of Rs 50 lakh and we are searching for another executive of the company, who is absconding, Pradhan added.
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