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A CBI team on Saturday did not find Rajeev Kumar at his official residence(PTI)

CBI seeks Bengal police info on Rajeev Kumar location

By HT Correspondent | Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 01:38 AM IST
The Saradha Group ran an unlicensed fund, which went bust in 2013 and wiped out deposits from around 1.8 million, mostly poor, depositors. Ruling Trinamool Congress leaders have been jailed and questioned for their alleged involvement in an estimated Rs 2,460 crore scam.
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An ED official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the agency has received the draft but refused to comment.(HT image)
An ED official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the agency has received the draft but refused to comment.(HT image)

Saradha case: TMC leader returns money to ED

By HT Correspondent | Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 06:10 AM IST
The Saradha Group ran an unlicensed fund, which went bust in 2013 and wiped out deposits from around 1.8 million, mostly poor, depositors from West Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Chhattisgarh.
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The 49-year-old Satabdi Roy had written to ED in July offering to return the money.(Photo: IANS)
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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
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.
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CBI is probing the Rs 2,460-crore ponzi scam by the Saradha group(HT Photo)
CBI is probing the Rs 2,460-crore ponzi scam by the Saradha group(HT Photo)

Saradha scam: CBI quizzes Bengal’s tourism secretary over ads to chit fund

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 10:02 PM IST
Saradha scam: Atri Bhattacharya is the first secretary level official to be questioned in relation with the R2,460-crore ponzi scam.
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The vacation bench of the court granted him a month’s protection from June 10, when the court will reopen after summer break.(HT Photo)
The vacation bench of the court granted him a month’s protection from June 10, when the court will reopen after summer break.(HT Photo)

Ex-Kolkata top cop gets court breather

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 07:38 AM IST
Vacation bench judge Protik Prakash Banerjee said Kumar has to appear before the investigating agency whenever he is summoned.
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Saradha Group chairman Sudipta Sen being brought to a court in 2014. Unlike Saradha, no political party leader has yet been named in the MPS case.(HT Photo)
Saradha Group chairman Sudipta Sen being brought to a court in 2014. Unlike Saradha, no political party leader has yet been named in the MPS case.(HT Photo)

MPS ponzi scheme raised Rs 26 billion, says ED in chargesheet

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata, Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 12:13 PM IST
Amount mopped up by MPS is bigger than that mobilised by the Saradha group.
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Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said no state could claim sovereignty when it comes to probing matters of corruption.(PTI)
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said no state could claim sovereignty when it comes to probing matters of corruption.(PTI)

There is no sovereignty of any state in matter of corruption, says Arun Jaitley

By Ranjan Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2018 09:43 AM IST
Jaitley referred to the Saradha Group chit fund scam and the Narada TV sting operation that showed several leaders of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress accepting cash from a man purportedly representing a company.
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Chit Fund Depositors and Agents’ Security Platform (Chit Fund like Saradha and Rosevalley) organised a rally demanding implementation of court rulings on compensation and repayment to sufferers at Esplanade in Kolkata(Samir Jana / HT Photo)
Chit Fund Depositors and Agents’ Security Platform (Chit Fund like Saradha and Rosevalley) organised a rally demanding implementation of court rulings on compensation and repayment to sufferers at Esplanade in Kolkata(Samir Jana / HT Photo)

Bengal Ponzi schemes’ victims struggle to get their money back

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya and Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 12:07 AM IST
As many as 219 chit fund companies operated in Bengal at one time in the early 2010s; 147 of these, where people had together invested about 2.5 lakh crore, are now fighting cases that at are at various stages in the Calcutta high court.
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Former finance minister P Chidambaram with his wife Nalini Chidambaram in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Former finance minister P Chidambaram with his wife Nalini Chidambaram in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

ED summons Nalini Chidambaram again in Saradha ponzi scheme case

By PTI | PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 03:01 PM IST
Officials said Nalini Chidambaram has been summoned at the Kolkata office of the central probe agency on June 20.
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