Saradha chit fund scam: Govt returns fire, says Mamata 'helping accused'

Rejecting her allegation that the Centre was pursuing a "selective vendetta" against TMC, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that by making such claims, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was "helping" those who are involved in criminal cases.

Jaitley slams Mamata over Saradha, Burdwan blast, Trinamool hits back

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday attacked at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her reactions to arrest of her Trinamool Congress's leaders in the Saradha chit fund scam and on her statements in the Burdwan blast case. The Trinamool hit back, seeking to know the source of BJP's massive funds spent during the elections.

After West Bengal, Odisha emerges as another ponzi hotbed

As regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India​ (SEBI) continues its clampdown on ponzi schemes, it has found Odisha to be a major hotbed for such illegal fund-raising activities with investors being duped in name of jatropha bushes and gold investments.

CBI to file first chargesheet in Saradha scam by October end

The Special Crime Branch of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which started probing the Saradha multi-crore rupees ponzi scheme scam four months ago, would file the first chargesheet by October end.

Saradha chit-fund scam: CBI gets five days custody of Sadanand Gogoi

The Special Crime branch of CBI on Saturday got five days police custody of Assamese singer Sadanand Gogoi, who was arrested yesterday in the city in connection with the Saradha ponzi scheme scam.

SC Saradha order a personal political defeat for Mamata: Congress

Welcoming the Supreme Court order directing CBI to probe the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, the Congress on Friday described it as a "personal political defeat" of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee while the BJP said that the TMC stood "badly exposed".

CBI probe into Saradha scam should uncover political nexus: Left

Attacking Trinamool Congress for opposing CBI investigation into Saradha scam, Left parties welcomed the Supreme Court directions for such a probe and demanded that the agency should uncover the "political nexus" behind the swindling of funds and associated money laundering.

West Bengal government welcomes SC order on CBI probe into Saradha

The West Bengal government welcomed the Supreme Court verdict asking the CBI to probe the Saradha chit fund scam in which lakhs of investors were cheated of their money in the state and elswhere.

Saradha investors block trains in West Bengal

Investors in Saradha, who had suffered due to the scam, blocked rail traffic in the Sealdah rail section in West Bengal`s North 24 Parganas district.

BJP says it too will file defamation suit

With the Trinamool Congress threatening a defamation case against Narendra Modi for asking about the identity of a buyer of a Mamata Banerjee painting, the BJP said it would do the same.

Kunal Ghosh summoned for sixth time by police

Dissident Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh was summoned for the sixth time during the month by the Bidhanagar police for questioning regarding the Saradha chitfund scam case.

Rebel Trinamool MP wants to meet Saradha scam mastermind

Rebel Trianmool Congress Rajya Sabha member Kunal Ghosh is being grilled in connection with the Saradha Group Chit fund scandal.

SC issues notice over Saradha chit fund scam

The Supreme Court issued notice to the centre, West Bengal govt, CBI and SEBI on a petition seeking transfer of the Saradha chit fund scam investigation to CBI.

Ponzi scam: Over 150 petitions found on rail track

About 150 sheets, allegedly copies of petitions filed by depositors related to the Saradha chit fund scam, were found on the side of rail tracks.

Saradha boss, aide sent to police custody in new case

A West Bengal court on Sunday sent Saradha Group promoter Sudipta Sen and a close aide to 10 days` police custody in a new case against them.

Mamata opposed to CBI inquiry: Leader of Opposition

Senior CPI(M) leader Surya Kanta Mishra on Friday alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was opposed to a CBI investigation into the chit fund scam as it would reveal links of `a dozen` of her partymen.

Saradha scam: Mamata promises action against accused

Under attack over the Saradha scam, Trinamool Congress supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she will not spare anyone including those in her party if found guilty.

Unauthorised chit fund activities have to be curbed: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday stressed on curbing unauthorised chit fund activities like the one involving Saradha Group in West Bengal.

Assam minister denies Saradha chief`s allegations

Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday denied the allegations Saradha Group chief Sudipta Sen made against him in a letter to the CBI and said he planned to send him a legal notice.

Bill on regulating chit funds passed by LF govt returned

A special session of the assembly has been convened on April 29 with an eye to passing the new bill to give it more teeth.