Publish Date: | Fri, 17 Mar 2023 07:09 PM (IST)
Jashpurnagar. Being victims of fraud, women who were in debt reached the city on foot to go towards Raipur to plead for relief from the Chief Minister and the Governor. As soon as the matter was reported, the local administration became active and sent the women back after giving them an explanation. Giving 15 days time for loan waiver, women have announced to go to Raipur along with family if they do not get relief. The victim Nirmala Bai told that notices are being sent continuously by the banks for loan recovery. In this notice, pressure is being created to repay the loan by giving information about the interest increasing along with the principal amount of the loan. Fulmat Bai said that she did not get a single rupee in her hand due to being a victim of fraud. In the case, the City Kotwali police registered a crime against the accused Sumitra Bai and arrested her and her two sons. Even after this, they are being harassed mentally by the banks. Due to which the whole family is being affected. Even after the assurance of the local authorities, the situation remains the same. That’s why 150 women have set out from Jashpur to Raipur on foot to knock on the doors of the Chief Minister and the Governor for relief. Angry women said that if anything happens to a woman or her relatives during this period, the administration along with the officers and employees of the bank will be fully responsible for it.
this is the whole matter
Accused Sumitra Nayak formed 12 fake self-help groups in a dozen villages of Jashpur, Manora and Sanna tehsils of the district and nationalized more than three hundred women in the name of self-employment by giving employment-oriented training like sewing, weaving. Took a loan of Rs 1 crore 22 lakh from banks, private banks and micro finance companies. According to the victims, the accused woman had taken the loan amount in their account by getting them withdrawn on the pretext of purchasing the necessary machine. Sumitra Nayak’s handiwork came to light when these women were served notices by the banking institutions for non-payment of loan installments and recovery agents started reaching their homes. Troubled by the pressure, the victims along with their families sat on a dharna at the Ranjita Stadium last year. On this, the district administration had instructed the bank officials not to go home for loan recovery till the matter is resolved. But banks have continued the process of sending notices. The women suffering from this are angry.
Three accused have been arrested
In this case of cheating of more than Rs 1 crore 22 lakh, the Kotwali police arrested the accused woman last year from a mall in Hyderabad while registering an offense of cheating under Section 420 against Sumitra Nayak. Later, the police team arrested both his sons from different states and sent them to jail, making them co-accused in the case. At the same time, the woman accused in this case has now got bail.
Posted By: Yogeshwar Sharma