Patna: Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said that a CBI inquiry into the chit fund scam in West Bengal depends on the decision of the Calcutta High Court.

“The CBI has told the Calcutta High Court that it can probe the chit fund scam if the HC entrusts it the task,” Chidambaram told reporters here.

“It all depends on the decision of the Calcutta High Court,” he added.

The Union Finance minister was on a day-long visit to Bihar to attend a meeting on Nalanda International University and State Level Bankers Meet at Rajgir, about 100 km from the state capital.

The collapse of chit-fund operator Saradha group has rocked West Bengal and neighbouring states where lakhs of people have been duped.

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