Amid questions raised over a reported tie-up between the IRCTC - a public sector enterprise under the railway ministry - and the Saradha Group in 2010, the Trinamool Congress Tuesday lashed out at the CBI, which is probing the chit fund muddle, and alleged that the probe agency functioned as a "political organisation".
Peeved by allegations that Saradha Group was favoured in getting a contract from IRCTC, a railway catering and tourism wing, Trinamool Congress on Tuesday claimed that CBI, which is probing the multi-crore chit fund scam, is being used as a political weapon by the Centre.
Questioning the success rate of CBI in solving cases, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday described investigation by the agency into Saradha Chit Fund scam as a ploy to save the real culprits and use it to defame the state government.
With the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate closing in on the Saradha money trail, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said her party does not need chit fund money to run its affairs and warned those engaged in "political maligning" to shield the "real culprits"
CPI(M) Politburo member Brinda Karat on Thursday said chances were bright in the on going CBI probe into the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam that names of more Trinamool Congress leaders and some of its MPs and MLAs will pop up.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that his government had handed over the chit fund cases to CBI, including that of Saradha, in 2013 much before the Supreme Court directed the investigating agency to probe the scam.
CBI on Sunday arrested a businessman, Sandhir Agarwal, in Kolkata for his alleged role in the Saradha chit fund scam after an intense grilling session with company chairman Sudipta Sen and East Bengal club official Debabrata Sarkar.
CBI on Saturday night arrested a businessman, Sandhir Agarwal, in Kolkata for his alleged role in the Saradha chit fund scam after an intense grilling session with company chairman Sudipta Sen and East Bengal club official Debabrata Sarkar.
Alleging that West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress was in regular touch with the union home ministry, the Left Front wondered if the CBI, probing the Saradha scam, will be able to reveal the truth behind the scandal.
A city court on Thursday rejected East Bengal Football Club official Debabrata Sarkar`s bail plea and remanded him to CBI custody till Aug 26 in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam.
CBI on Wednesday arrested an official of East Bengal football club Debabrata Sarkar in connection with Saradha chit fund scam in which deposits of thousands of investors were allegedly swindled by ponzi companies.
West Bengal Textiles minister Shyamapada Mukherjee and actor Aparna Sen were questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with its money laundering probe in the multi-crore Saradha chitfund scam case.