The Justice R K Patra Commission, probing fraudulent activities of chit funds in Odisha, has received nearly seven lakh affidavits as the deadline for receiving them came to an end.

The commission extended its deadline twice till its end on Monday as a number of affected persons expressed their eagerness to file affidavits, the commission sources said.

The State government in July this year had appointed retired Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court Justice R K Patra to head the one-man panel to identify individuals and entities indulged in unauthorised collection of public deposits in the State. - PTI