CUTTACK: A day after retired justice MM Das, head of the probe panel into the chit fund scam, courted controversy over his remarks against investors of the ponzi firms, Cuttack City unit of Congress on Friday staged a dharna in front of the Inquiry Commission’s office here demanding ouster of Das from the panel. More than 300 Congress workers, led by City unit president Mohammed Moquim, took out a rally from Buxibazaar and staged a demonstration in front of the Commission office.
“How can a retired judge heading a commission of inquiry give such statement?It seems the probe panel chief is working for ruling BJD Government instead of the duped investors,” said Moquim while addressing the protest meeting. Moquim said the judicial commission head should resign from his post on moral ground. The Congress will hit the streets on the issue, if the State Government does not take step for removal of Das from his post, he warned.
Commissionerate Police arrested more than 50 workers including Moquim who were released on PR bond later.