Kolkata: Kolkata-based businessman has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with its money laundering probe into the Rose Valley ponzi scam case, officials said Monday.
Sudipto Roy Choudhary (44) was arrested by the agency from Kolkata on Sunday under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), they said. The officials said a Kolkata court on Monday sent Choudhary to judicial custody till November 12.
They said Choudhary, who ran a consultancy business, is a suspect in connection with a number of payments made in the chit fund scam case and payments worth crores made to him are under the ED’s scanner.
His links with a number of people, including politicians, are under the scanner of the agency, the officials said. They said the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is also scrutinising transactions of Choudhary, which are linked to about a dozen bank accounts and two dozen credit cards.