prasanta arrested in connection with Saradha scam


Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested Prashanta Naskar, a close aide of Saradha Group Chairman Sudipta Sen, on friday. The 40 year old Prashanta, who was arrested after several hours of interrogation at the ED’s Salt Lake office.

Naskar has allegedly possessed a huge number of movable and immovable assets in the Bishnupur area of S. 24 Paraganas. The accused used to extort money from the depositors in exchange of false promise for huge returns. This is the fifth arrest by the ED, after it was registered as a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Naskar, will be produced in the court tomorrow.

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The ED unearthed his several numbers of properties, ‘illegal’ possession and some bank accounts which registered some substantial cash. The ED, who interrogated various TMC MPs and other people relating this scam, including Sen has attached the assests worth Rs. 500 crore till now.