New Delhi: CBI's Special Investigating Team (SIT) has met senior officials of West Bengal and Odisha and sought their cooperation in collecting voluminous documents related to the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. The move comes after CBI Director Ranjit Sinha wrote letters to Chief Secretaries of West Bengal and Odhisa asking them to provide logistic support to the team constituted to probe the scam.
With the first case in this scam expected to be registered at the end of this month, the SIT met Chief Secretary, Director General of West Bengal Police and state Home Secretary and sought their cooperation in collecting the voluminous documents related to the scam, official sources said here.
Later, they met the Chief Secretary and Director General of Odhisa Police and asked for documents pertaining to the case, the sources said.
The meeting comes close on the heels of the letters written by Sinha, in which he referred to the Supreme Court order asking the state governments to provide all logistical help to the CBI team probing the Saradha case. “After going through voluminous documents which includes examining over 400 cases, the CBI will be able to make up its mind only by the end of this month about the number of cases that need to be registered,” Sinha said here. He said the focus of the CBI was to expose the conspiracy behind the alleged scam.