Saradha case: ED attaches more than Rs 100-cr assets of former union minister Matang Sinh

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday has provisionally attached properties worth crores of rupees allegedly belonging to former union minister Matang Sinh, arrested by the CBI for his alleged complicity in the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam.

Updated: Feb 07, 2015, 01:00 AM IST
Saradha case: ED attaches more than Rs 100-cr assets of former union minister Matang Sinh

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Friday has provisionally attached properties worth crores of rupees allegedly belonging to former union minister Matang Sinh, arrested by the CBI for his alleged complicity in the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam.

According to news reports, the sealed properties are in – 7b and 7c Doctors' lane, Gole market and M3M corporate tower in Delhi and in Noida - property worth more than Rs 100 crore has been attached.

The Enforement Directorate has also summoned TMC MP Arpita Ghosh and two aides of Matang Sinh in Saradha case, PTI reported.

Earlier, the ED had reportedly attached more than Rs 200 crore property of Matang in the said case.

Sinh was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation on charges of conspiracy, cheating and misappropriation in the Saradha case.

Saradha Group chief and purported scam kingpin Sudipta Sen, now behind bars, in a letter to the CBI, had accused Sinh of cheating him of Rs 28 crore on the promise of a 50 percent stake in a media house owned by the former Congress MP from Assam.

Sen had also accused Sinh's estranged wife​ Manoranjana of duping him of Rs 25 crore in return for some shares in a TV channel owned by her.

The CBI earlier grilled Manoranjana besides attaching Sinh's properties and raiding his offices and residences.