CBI on Friday registered two fresh cases against as many companies in West Bengal in connection with chit fund scam in which thousands of investors, lured by higher interests, were duped of their deposits.
After days of lying low since allegation surfaced about his association with the tainted Saradha group, West Bengal transport minister Madan Mitra on Tuesday came out in self-defence, claiming he had not done anything wrong.
State BJP president Rahul Sinha has written a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh demanding better security arrangements for Saradha group chief Sudipto Sen and suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh apprehending security threat to them.
The CPI-M Monday sought a central government probe into allegations that the Saradha Group scam money was channelised to Bangladesh to fund terror acts against India and challenged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to seek a clean chit from the CBI on the scandal.
With allegations surfacing that Saradha Group was favoured in getting a contract from IRCTC, a railway catering and tourism wing, State Congress president Adhir Chowdhury on Thursday demanded that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee resign from her post till Saradha probe was over.
A city court Monday granted bail to Santanu Ghosh, chairman of city-based company Xenitis Group, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate for his alleged monetary links with multi-crore chitfund scam accused Sudipta Sen of Saradha Group.
Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, who was arrested on November 23 in Saradha Group chit fund scam, was on Friday sent to police custody for four days in a fresh case of cheating by a local court.
Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, who was arrested on November 23 in connection with the Saradha Group chit fund scam, was on Friday granted bail in the first among several cases lodged against him.