Kolkata: An FIR has been filed against Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghose, Saradha Group chairman Sudipta Sen and two others for non-payment of salaries to a television channel run by the chit fund company.
The FIR was filed last night at the Park Street police station by journalist and non-journalist employees of Channel 10 stating that they were not paid salaries for the last three months despite repeated assurances, a senior journalist of the channel Bithin Sarkar said today.
The FIR also alleged that the employees were made to work though their salaries were not being paid.
Kolkata police chief Surajit Kar Purakayastha said he was unaware of the FIR and that Joint CP (Crime) P K Ghose should be contacted, but he was not available either.
The TMC MP, on his part, said that he was only an employee with responsibility for editorial content of the channel. "I`m ready to face any investigation.
"I was not the owner. Finance and accounts were not under me. I did not have cheque signing authority. Attempts are being made to tarnish my image," Ghose, who was the Saradha group media CEO, said.
He said that Sudipta Sen, the Saradha Group chairman, was the owner of Channel 10.