AGARTALA, Jan 8 - Tripura Government has stopped collecting entertainment tax from tainted Rose Valley-floated Rose Valley Park near Sekerkote, Congress MLA Ratan Lal Nath has alleged.
In a press conference here on Sunday, Nath said the State Government has not collected entertainment tax for the past 17 months despite of large scale malpractices by Rose Valley, a chit fund company which had duped lakhs of people.
Rose Valley has given Rs 11.08 lakh to the State Government as entertainment tax in the year 2012 while it has paid Rs 9.51 lakh in 2013 and Rs 12.13 lakh in 2014.
“Interestingly, the State Government has stopped collecting entertainment tax from the authority of Rose Valley Park since September last year showing that the government is soft on the chit fund company”, he said.
However, not a single case against the Ponzi fund firm has been accepted by the CBI for investigation. “The State Government had referred 37 cases against Rose Valley Group but not a single case was picked up by CBI”, he said.
Of the total referred case, CBI had carried out investigation in five cases and has filed chargesheet before the trial court, Nath said adding that the government must undertake fresh initiative so that the CBI could take up cases against Rose Valley.
“Over one hundred chit fund companies had fled with huge deposits from public duping lakhs of people. Rose Valley was the major company in the illegal business. Cases against Rose Valley must be investigated by CBI to give justice to the duped people”, he said.