The CBI on Saturday registered two fresh cases against Sudipta Sen, Chairman of Saradha group, in connection with alleged cheating of investors in Assam by the company.
CBI sources said the cases of alleged cheating and criminal breach of trust have been registered by the Special Investigation Team of the agency headed by Joint Director Rajiv Singh.
The agency has received a reference from the Assam government to probe alleged duping of investors in the state by Saradha and its group companies by offering lucrative interest on their savings, the sources said.
With this, there are total of six cases against Saradha and its group companies in which Sen, and other senior office bearers of the company besides Trinamool MP Kunal Ghosh, Srinjoy Bose and State Transport Minister minister Madan Mitra have been named as accused.
The agency, which had concentrated its probe on the investors of West Bengal and Odisha, has now extended its to investitation to Assam. The agency had arrested some important personalities from Assam including singer Sadananda Gogoi for being part of Saradha group.
It is alleged that Gogoi had taken Rs four lakhs to make a documentary on Sudipta Sen's factory in Assam. It is also alleged that he introduced Sen to many influential people of the state including politicians and bureaucrats.