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Bengal scam

Saradha chief spills beans on co-culprits
Bibhas Bhattacharyya, Hindustan Times
Kolkata, May 01, 2013
First Published: 00:48 IST(1/5/2013)
Last Updated: 01:28 IST(1/5/2013)

Saradha chief Sudipta Sen has named — in an unpublished part of his letter to the CBI — his group’s key functionaries who were in the know of the organisation’s alleged financial wrongdoing.

Apart from naming Trinamool leaders, Sen has mentioned 12 men who started and nourished the group’s business. Of the 12, six, of whom one has started his fund, have left the organisation.

“We would tap all of them. Some have contacted us, primarily to prove that they are innocent and are eager to help the investigation,” an officer of the detective department said.

The unpublished document, appended to the letter, described Shib Narayan Das as the “key person for schemes and commission, structure and after earning huge amounts from Saradha Realty India Ltd he has left the company and formed the money marketing company namely Silicon Projects Private Ltd”. Sen wrote that Das was the founder-director of Saradha Realty India Ltd.

According to Sen’s letter, it was Das who first gave the former an idea about the potential of the deposit market that could generate “thousand and thousand crores for the company”.

Sen has also named Ranjit Addya as the “major mischiever and embezzled huge fund”.

CBI to probe NBFCs’ activities in Assam

Guwahati: The CBI team that is investigating alleged fraudulent activities of non-bank finance companies (NBFCs) including Saradha held a meeting with the Assam police’s Bureau of Investigation of Economic Offence and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

After Sen’s letter, which mentioned a minister in the Assam government, came to light, CM Tarun Gogoi decided to get the NBFCs’ activities probed.

HT Correspondent


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