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IMA scam victims can file claims from Nov 25 onwards

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ima scam 13112020Bengaluru: The office of the special officer and competent authority in the IMA scam case, Harsh Gupta, said on Friday that the scam victims can start filing their claims from November 25 onwards till December 24.

The competent authority would start disbursing the claim amount once the special court hearing the IMA scam delivers its judgement to auction properties valued at Rs 475 crore belonging to the IMA scamsters.

As on Friday, the claim amount stands at Rs 2,900 crore and of this about Rs 1,500 crore can be adjusted towards returns already received by the depositors, Gupta said while addressing a press conference here.

Gupta said the victims can submit their claims online by logging into the website

According to him, the claim filing is a two-stage process. In the first stage, claimants will provide personal details like mobile number, Aadhaar card number and bank account details.

“In the second stage, the registered claimant will provide scheme wise deposit details. Besides this, the depositors can also file their claims using Aadhaar or UTR number by transferring Re 1 from their account to the competent authority’s bank account number 6442116442, IFSC code: HDFC0001748,” he explained.

Gupta added that if any depositor’s IMA deposit account is still in operation, then such people need not submit any documents regarding scheme related enrolment, but they will have to register their claims by completing the first stage of registration.

He said if the depositors’ claims tally with the IMA maintained database, they need not provide any receipts but in the event of mismatch of the database, the depositors shall furnish details of deposit receipts.

“Once this process is completed, the depositors will have to get e-attested through their jurisdictional tahsildar within 60 days beyond the last date of December 24, 2020 till February 24, 2021,” the statement read.

The ponzi scam related to the Bengaluru-headquartered IMA Group came to light in June 2019 after payments stopped in its dream-return schemes. The founder Mansoor Khan disappeared abroad, leaving thousands of investors in the dock.

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