Complainants/victims in the alleged cheating case involving Gold Quest International Pvt. Ltd have been asked to petition before the one-man commission headed by former Madras High Court Judge K.P. Sivasubramanian who has been designated as ‘Settlement Commissioner' by the Supreme Court.

Talking to reporters here on Thursday, Mr. Justice Sivasubramanian said petitions should be made on or before May 31. Claims supported with photocopy of original documents could be given either in person or sent by post to the commission that is presently functioning at the Crime Branch CID headquarters in Guindy. The commission would soon establish an office in the city and the address would be publicised through the media.

“Our focus is on getting back the money invested by the complainants. We will take up their claims with the company for settlement…the process will be over in six months,” he said.

Additional Director General of Police (CBCID) Archana Ramasundaram said charge sheet had been filed against 25 persons in the case. About 32,000 persons had lodged complaints and the money defaulted was to the tune of Rs. 1,100 crore. The agency had so far seized properties worth Rs. 192 crore owned by the company, she said.

Earlier, Mr. Justice Sivasubramanian held discussions with senior police officers, including Inspector General of Police (CBCID) M.N. Manjunatha and Deputy Inspector General of Police (CBCID) P. Kannappan.