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Tripura CM urges Shah to expedite chit fund probe

By The Assam Tribune

AGARTALA, Sept 27 - Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to expedite the probe into all the 74 chit fund cases in the State, officials said here today. Deb also called for early completion of a CBI probe into the murder of two journalists in Tripura.

The requests were made during a meeting between Deb and Shah in New Delhi on Thursday, the official added.

After coming to power in March 2018, the BJP-led State Government handed over all the 74 chit fund cases to the CBI to probe the illegal collection of money from people by the chit fund operators.

BJP spokesman Nabendu Bhattacharjee said here that the previous Left Front Government in the State had backed the unauthorised chit fund organisations and non-banking finance companies in looting crores of rupees from gullible people.

Bhattacharjee told the media that the BJP Government�s vision was to free Tripura of corruption and drugs menace.

Meanwhile, the CPI-M leaders strongly refuted the accusations. CPI-M central committee member and Left Front convenor Bijan Dhar said it was widely known that the CBI had been misused by the ruling parties at the Centre. The erstwhile Left Front Government in Tripura had enacted a law in 2000 to deal with illegal NBFCs and chit fund organisations and, since 2016, had begun confiscating all movable and immovable properties belonging to the Rose Valley group in the State. � IANS

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