CBI arrests Assamese singer Sadanand Gogoi in Saradha ponzi scam

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested Assamese singer Sadananda Gogoi in connection with the Saradha chit-fund scam.

Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested Assamese singer Sadananda Gogoi in connection with the Saradha chit-fund scam.

The CBI, last month, had conducted search operations at various spots across 22 locations in relation with the ponzi scam probe.

The central investigation agency had raided premises of the Assamese singer Sadananda Gogoi along with Assam MLA Himanta Biswa Sarma and Anjan Dutta and former DGP Shankar Baruah.

There are four FIRs against Saradha Group in which it is alleged that thousands of investors were allegedly duped by the company officials and their associates who swindled their deposits. Besides, there are 44 FIRs in Odisha against ponzi companies.

The Supreme Court had handed over the Saradha chit fund scam probe to CBI and asked the state governments to provide all logistical help to the CBI team investigating the matter. CBI has formed a Special Investigating Team (SIT) headed by Joint Director Rajeev Singh to also probe the role of Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and RBI.

Meanwhile, a city court today remanded suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh to seven days' judicial custody after he dramatically recused his lawyer from speaking for him and then pleaded for either bail or CBI custody to 'assist' the agency in its Saradha chit fund scam probe.

Metropolitan magistrate Arvind Mishra rejected his prayers and remanded Ghosh to judicial custody till September 18, as sought by CBI.

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