From Our Correspondent
JOWAI: West Jaintia Hills Police brought the three officials of the Jeevan Suraksha Group of Companies, Uttam Acharjee, Arjoo Acharjee and Ashok Chakraborty arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Assam in late 2012 following several complaints against the company officials for allegedly duping people of crores of rupees collected from all over Northeast in the name of Investment.
All the three accused were produced before the local court here and three days police custody was granted to the police for interrogation.
The Meghalaya People United Front (MPUF) along with the employees and agents of Jowai Branch, Amlarem, Dawki and Khliehriat Branch of the Jeevan Suraksha held a meeting here on Wednesday in this regard.
Speaking to media persons, MPUF President, D. Laloo said, “Since the matter is in the Court now, we only hope that all depositors in Jaintia Hills will get back their money”.
Attachment of Company’s properties by the High Court is under process and we are sure the court will auction all assets and properties of the Jeevan Suraksha in order to recovered the money and the same be refunded to the people.
The Jeevan Suraksha has opened four branches in Jaintia Hills and these branches were closed down after duping its depositors worth 15 crore.
The Company has duped about 1.5 crore people of money amounting to 1500 crore rupees in the entire Northeastern region including, Assam, Nagaland and Meghalaya.
It may be mentioned that an enquiry has been ordered into the sudden disappearance of the private finance company, Jeevan Suraksha Bank in West Garo Hills after duping many customers.