Calcutta, Aug. 30: The government is yet to respond to a month-old proposal of the Justice Shyamal Sen commission to appoint a panel of three chartered accountants to facilitate the liquidation of the Saradha Group’s assets.
The commission had suggested that the three chartered accountants examine the accounts books and ascertain the assets of the companies of the Saradha Group.
Government officials said Mamata Banerjee wanted to start the process of compensating the poorest of the poor investors before the Pujas. The officials, who could not say why the government was yet to respond to the proposal, expressed the apprehension that there could be delay in compensating all cheated investors.
Police have so far traced 450 bighas, 100 vehicles and 500 bank accounts belonging to Saradha.
The commission believes that chartered accountants were most equipped to assess the worth of the properties and put them up for auction.
“Since the assets belong to firms registered under the Companies Act, only experts will be able to assess the value of the properties and suggest the correct way of liquidation,” a commission official said.
Justice Sen said: “The police and the CID have been asked to identify fake documents.”
The commission has decided to decrease the number of daily hearings of claimants.