Kolkata: A Bankshall court on November 12 sent Kolkata-based businessman Sudipto Roy Choudhary to ED custody till November 17, officials said. According to sources, Mr Choudhary’s lawyer appeled for seven days custody but court given five days ED custody.
Earlier, The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested a Kolkata-based businessman in connection with its money laundering probe into the Rose Valley ponzi scam case.
Sudipto Roy Choudhary (44) was arrested by the agency from West Bengal capital Kolkata on November 4 under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), they said. The officials said a Kolkata court on November 5 sent Mr. Choudhary to judicial custody till November 12.
They said Mr. 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 ED is also scrutinising Mr. Choudhary’s transactions, which are linked to about a dozen bank accounts and two dozen credit cards.
The agency arrested him after conducting fresh searches in the case at three premises over the last two days, the officials said. The ED had registered an FIR against the Rose Valley, its chairman Gautam Kundu and others in 2014 under the PMLA. Mr. Kundu was arrested by the agency in Kolkata in 2015. Multiple charge sheets have been filed in the courts in Kolkata and Bhubaneswar by the ED in this case. It has also attached assets worth about ₹4,200 crore in this case till now.