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'Speeding CBI probe before panchayat polls not wrong'

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Sunday said there was no problem in speeding up the (CBI) probe into the chit fund scam before the elections in Odisha.

"What is the problem if speeds up its probe into the chit fund scam before polls in the state," asked Oram.

The Union Minister was replying to reporters whether has expedited the probe soon after the visit to Bhubaneswar of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, who launched the polls campaign for the party on Friday.

Oram said the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is in a fix as the would intensify its probe into the chit fund scam.

"Chit fund investigation is going on. The will expedite the probe process. The probe will in no way be slowed down," said the minister.

Notably, has summoned BJD MP Rabindra Kumar Jena and Laxmi Bilasini Biswal, wife of BJD MLA Prabhat Biswal, for their alleged links with chit fund firm Seashore Group of companies.

The ruling BJD said the probe should be impartial and not politically motivated.

"If the is doing it intentionally then it's not wise in part of the democracy. We have nothing to say if the summon is issued as part of a regular process. The (central) government should always act impartially. If it is doing it intentionally to harass the state governments then it's not wise," said senior BJD leader and Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahi.

Congress leader Sarat Rout said the state and its depositors will suffer if is used for a political motive.

He said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi time and again to slow down the probe into the chit fund scam.

--IANS

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'Speeding CBI probe before panchayat polls not wrong'

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Sunday said there was no problem in speeding up the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the chit fund scam before the panchayat elections in Odisha.

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Sunday said there was no problem in speeding up the (CBI) probe into the chit fund scam before the elections in Odisha.

"What is the problem if speeds up its probe into the chit fund scam before polls in the state," asked Oram.

The Union Minister was replying to reporters whether has expedited the probe soon after the visit to Bhubaneswar of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, who launched the polls campaign for the party on Friday.

Oram said the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is in a fix as the would intensify its probe into the chit fund scam.

"Chit fund investigation is going on. The will expedite the probe process. The probe will in no way be slowed down," said the minister.

Notably, has summoned BJD MP Rabindra Kumar Jena and Laxmi Bilasini Biswal, wife of BJD MLA Prabhat Biswal, for their alleged links with chit fund firm Seashore Group of companies.

The ruling BJD said the probe should be impartial and not politically motivated.

"If the is doing it intentionally then it's not wise in part of the democracy. We have nothing to say if the summon is issued as part of a regular process. The (central) government should always act impartially. If it is doing it intentionally to harass the state governments then it's not wise," said senior BJD leader and Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahi.

Congress leader Sarat Rout said the state and its depositors will suffer if is used for a political motive.

He said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi time and again to slow down the probe into the chit fund scam.

--IANS

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'Speeding CBI probe before panchayat polls not wrong'

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Sunday said there was no problem in speeding up the (CBI) probe into the chit fund scam before the elections in Odisha.

"What is the problem if speeds up its probe into the chit fund scam before polls in the state," asked Oram.

The Union Minister was replying to reporters whether has expedited the probe soon after the visit to Bhubaneswar of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, who launched the polls campaign for the party on Friday.

Oram said the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is in a fix as the would intensify its probe into the chit fund scam.

"Chit fund investigation is going on. The will expedite the probe process. The probe will in no way be slowed down," said the minister.

Notably, has summoned BJD MP Rabindra Kumar Jena and Laxmi Bilasini Biswal, wife of BJD MLA Prabhat Biswal, for their alleged links with chit fund firm Seashore Group of companies.

The ruling BJD said the probe should be impartial and not politically motivated.

"If the is doing it intentionally then it's not wise in part of the democracy. We have nothing to say if the summon is issued as part of a regular process. The (central) government should always act impartially. If it is doing it intentionally to harass the state governments then it's not wise," said senior BJD leader and Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahi.

Congress leader Sarat Rout said the state and its depositors will suffer if is used for a political motive.

He said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi time and again to slow down the probe into the chit fund scam.

--IANS

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