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The 49-year-old Satabdi Roy had written to ED in July offering to return the money.(Photo: IANS)

Facing Saradha probe, TMC’s Satabdi Roy sends ED draft of Rs 30.64 lakh. Not enough, says BJP

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 05:09 PM IST
Roy, also a popular Bengali film actor, has become the second leader from the ruling TMC to return the money earned from Saradha. In mid-June 2015, former TMC Rajya Sabha MP and Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty returned Rs 1.16 crore he had received from the same group to ED.
The officer who brought in the files claimed that the documents were not submitted and CBI did not ask for them specifically(AFP)
The officer who brought in the files claimed that the documents were not submitted and CBI did not ask for them specifically(AFP)

Bengal police hand over four trunks of Saradha chit fund-related files to CBI

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 08:31 PM IST
The documents are believed to be seized by the SIT team from the Saradha head office in Kolkata’s Midland Park during the initial stage of investigation.
On Monday, Kumar had sent a letter to the CBI, seeking a week’s time to appear stating he was on leave. The CBI officer cited above said the agency was deliberating on whether to issue a fresh summons to Kumar(PTI)
On Monday, Kumar had sent a letter to the CBI, seeking a week’s time to appear stating he was on leave. The CBI officer cited above said the agency was deliberating on whether to issue a fresh summons to Kumar(PTI)

CBI questions first investigating officer in Saradha case

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 07:37 AM IST
The CBI has also questioned Prabhakar Nath, the first investigating officer (IO) in the case.
The officers said the lookout notice was issued after the agency through its independent sources learnt that Rajeev Kumar was planning to proceed on study leave abroad.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
The officers said the lookout notice was issued after the agency through its independent sources learnt that Rajeev Kumar was planning to proceed on study leave abroad.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

CBI summons ex-Kolkata police chief today for questioning in Saradha scam

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 08:42 AM IST
Rajeev Kumar’s plea seeking extension of his protection from arrest, which ended on Friday, was dismissed by the Supreme Court.
Kumar’s protection from arrest would expire in seven days, that is May 24, and the agency has already started discussing when to arrest him as his custodial interrogation will open a can of worms, the top CBI officer said. He added that Kumar’s arrest is “imminent”.(PTI)
Kumar’s protection from arrest would expire in seven days, that is May 24, and the agency has already started discussing when to arrest him as his custodial interrogation will open a can of worms, the top CBI officer said. He added that Kumar’s arrest is “imminent”.(PTI)

Proof in hand, CBI hints at Mamata confidant Rajeev Kumar’s arrest after 6 days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 02:44 PM IST
The calls are from the period when Kumar was Bidhan Nagar commissioner of police and the multi-crore ponzi scam broke out in 2012-13.
The agency handed over the documents a day after the top court asked the CBI to place credible evidence to justify Kumar’s custodial interrogation.(PTI)
The agency handed over the documents a day after the top court asked the CBI to place credible evidence to justify Kumar’s custodial interrogation.(PTI)

Saradha case: CBI submits documents against former Kolkata top cop

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2019 12:42 AM IST
The CBI has alleged, the special investigation team (SIT) headed by Rajeev Kumar, that was constituted by the West Bengal government to probe the Saradha case in 2013, destroyed crucial evidence to protect several key accused in the case.
Modi had first called Banerjee “speed breaker didi” in Siliguri earlier this month, to describe what he called her attitude to development.(ANI Photo)
Modi had first called Banerjee “speed breaker didi” in Siliguri earlier this month, to describe what he called her attitude to development.(ANI Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019-‘Even those fighting 20 seats want to be PM’: Modi on Opposition

Hindustan Times, Birbhum/nadia | By HT Correspodent
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2019 11:22 PM IST
On Tuesday, Modi had criticised West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who is also the chief of the Trinamool Congress, saying that he felt “pity” for her as the PM’s post cannot be bought with the money “looted in Saradha and Narada scams.”
PM Modi said that if the Prime Minister’s post was ever put up on auction, both she and Congress President Rahul Gandhi would have spent all the money they have “looted” to win it.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
PM Modi said that if the Prime Minister’s post was ever put up on auction, both she and Congress President Rahul Gandhi would have spent all the money they have “looted” to win it.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019| ‘PM job not for auction’: Modi’s barb at Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal

Asansol (West Bengal) | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 09:54 PM IST
Taking a dig at the opposition leaders present in Banerjee’s mega anti-BJP rally in Kolkata on January 19 this year, Modi said some of those leaders present on the dias on that day, are now demanding a separate Prime Minister in the Jammu and Kashmir.
The CBI also wants to interrogate some other Bengal police officers in connection with the scam.(PTI)
The CBI also wants to interrogate some other Bengal police officers in connection with the scam.(PTI)

Saradha: CBI seeks SC nod to question ex-Kolkata top cop

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2019 01:23 AM IST
The central agency stated that Kumar needed to be questioned to “unravel” the larger conspiracy and “money trail” in the scam. It has accused Kumar of being evasive and non-cooperative.
The applicants said the investigation is yet to be concluded despite the top court’s order five years back.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The applicants said the investigation is yet to be concluded despite the top court’s order five years back.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

SC refuses to monitor CBI probe in Saradha case in West Bengal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 11:40 PM IST
A chief justice Ranjan Gogoi-led bench refused to entertain an application of some investors in a case the top court had in 2014 disposed of after directing the central agency to probe the scam.
The Supreme Court had handed over the Saradha chit fund scam probe to CBI and asked the state governments to provide all logistical help to the central agency team investigating the matter.(AFP Photo)
The Supreme Court had handed over the Saradha chit fund scam probe to CBI and asked the state governments to provide all logistical help to the central agency team investigating the matter.(AFP Photo)

Supreme Court refuses to monitor CBI probe into Saradha chit fund scam

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 02:51 PM IST
A two-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna did not allow the application filed by some investors that despite the apex court’s 2013 order directing the CBI to probe the chit fund scam, the investigation has not attained finality.
Kolkata, India - Feb. 4, 2019: Rajeev Kumar, Kolkata Police Commissioner with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during West Bengal and Kolkata Police award ceremony beside the dharna stage of the later against BJP led Central government at Esplanade in Kolkata, India, on Monday, February 4, 2019.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Kolkata, India - Feb. 4, 2019: Rajeev Kumar, Kolkata Police Commissioner with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during West Bengal and Kolkata Police award ceremony beside the dharna stage of the later against BJP led Central government at Esplanade in Kolkata, India, on Monday, February 4, 2019.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

All about the Saradha chit fund case that triggered CBI-Mamata row

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2019 01:59 PM IST
The Saradha group scam exploded on the face of Bengal in April 2013 when the chairman of the ponzi scheme, Sudipta Sen and the company’s executive director Debjani Mukherjee, were arrested from J&K after a chase across north India.
Nalini Chidambaram gets interim relief from CBI arrest in Saradha fund case.(PTI)
Nalini Chidambaram gets interim relief from CBI arrest in Saradha fund case.(PTI)

Nalini Chidambaram gets interim relief from CBI arrest in Saradha fund case

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 12:04 AM IST
Justice GK Illanthiraiyan passed the interim order at a special sitting to hear the anticipatory bail plea of Nalini Chidambaram.
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