A local court hearing the Saradha scam on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Saradha Group chief Sudipto Sen, his close associate Debjani Mukherjee and suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh till November 3.
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 special crime branch of CBI, probing the multi-crore Saradha ponzy scam, on Tuesday interrogated Naresh Bhalotia, the legal counsel of main accused Sudipto Sen, to examine his role in the illegal business run by the group
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.
In an attempt to expedite the ongoing investigation into the Rs 10,000-crore Saradha chit fund scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday conducted fresh raids at nearly 28 locations in Delhi, Kolkata and in some places in Odisha.
Arrested Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh and his former employer Saradha group chairman Sudipto Sen on Friday met for the first time after being arrested in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam, in a court lock up.
Debjani Mukherjee, Saradha group director and a co-accused in the ponzi scam alongwith its chairman Sudipto Sen, and in-charge of the Durgapur branch of the company Manoj Negel, were remanded in six days police custody.
The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of the Crime Branch of Odisha Police registered second criminal case against Saradha Group chief Sudipto Sen on the charges of duping about 6,000 investors in Puri district, official sources said.