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Kingpin accuses Trinamool MP of extortion

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Kolkata, April 24, 2013
First Published: 23:13 IST(24/4/2013) | Last Updated: 14:14 IST(25/4/2013)

Saradha Group owner Sudipta Sen's recent letter of "confession" to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has drawn an entire network of corruption involving at least 18 big names -- parliamentarians, journalists, lawyers and businessmen.

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The 18-page letter, sent on April 6, was an admission of the crimes he committed and the persons who instigated them.

The biggest names in it were two Trinamool Congress MPs - journalist Kunal Ghosh and Srinjoy Bose, owner of the Bengali daily Pratidin.

The letter described how they fleeced him of crores, with the Pratidin owner even guaranteeing him 'state protection' as he and Ghosh had "a very close connection" with chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

Threatening suicide, Sen wrote he had been deceived by people with top police, bureaucratic and political connections and the letter could be treated as his "last wish" and "an FIR".

He also described how the money could be recovered by selling the assets of his company. Giving the whereabouts of the deeds of the properties, he asked the CBI to take possession of them.


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