The Saradha group allegedly cheated hundreds of depositors, promising abnormally excessive returns on investments in its unlawful schemes
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has provisionally connected property, value a number of crores, belonging to Kunal Ghosh, former Rajya Sabha MP from Trinamul Congress (TMC), Lok Sabha MP Satabdi Roy and Debjani Mukherjee as a part of its money-laundering probe into the Saradha chit fund case.
In a press release issued right here on Saturday, the ED mentioned, “A provisional order for attachment of the movable and immovable properties has been issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Assets belong to Kunal Ghosh, former Rajya Sabha MP from TMC (CEO of Media Group Saradha), Satabdi Roy, Lok Sabha MP from TMC (brand ambassador in Saradha), and Debjani Mukherjee who is a director in Saradha Group of companies in Saradha chit fund case.” Assets value Rs 600 crore have been connected on this case until now. The ED is probing the money-laundering side of the alleged ponzi rip-off since April, 2013.
The Saradha group allegedly cheated hundreds of depositors, promising abnormally excessive returns on investments in its unlawful schemes. Mr Ghosh, who’s out on bail within the case, was suspended from the TMC in 2013 for alleged anti-party actions. Ghosh had earlier spent 34 months in jail and was within the custody of West Bengal Police and CBI. He was granted bail on October 5, 2016. The former TMC MP headed a TV channel and a every day, which was funded by the now-defunct Saradha group.
Several different leaders of TMC are below the scanner of the central investigation businesses, together with ED, within the Saradha chit fund rip-off. The CBI has already summoned and questioned a number of TMC leaders in reference to the case. The CBI can also be making ready to file the statements of a number of TMC leaders once more in reference to the case.