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Chit fund scam: Actor Nasir Khan sent to jail

Bhubaneswar: Bollywood actor Naseer Khan was sent to jail after a CBI court here rejected his bail plea in connection with a multi-crore chit fund scam.

He was produced in the CBI court by the Central investigating officials this afternoon. Though he applied for bail, the court rejected the same and sent him to jail. The visually impaired actor and co-producer of the film ‘Shadow’ is accused of duping depositors invested in Fine India, a chit fund company in Balasore district.

The Orissa High Court in December 2012 ordered a CBI inquiry into the multi-crore Balasore chit fund scam involving Fine Indisales, a company owned by Bollywood actor and film-maker Naseer Khan. Crores of scam money was transferred to the account of the Naseer Khan’s production company, Great Entertainment, which had produced the film.

The scam was unearthed in 2009 after investors from Balasore lodged a police complaint against the company. Naseer was arrested in October 2009 by the Crime Branch but soon released on bail.

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