Kolkata: Kunal Ghosh, an accused in the multi-crore Saradha scam, has been released for two hours on payroll to meet his ailing mother. Mr. Ghosh, a Rajya sabha MP and Trinamool leader, is currently behind the bars over his alleged involvement in the Saradha scam along with many other TMC leaders like former transport minister Madan Mitra.
He was the CEO of Channel 10 and the editor of Bengali dailies Sangbad Pratidin and Sakalbela and head of the Media unit of Saradha Group where he was paid a salary of Rs 16 lac per month.
Sudipta Sen in his letter to CBI, accused Ghosh of forcing him to sign some documents and letters for sale of the news channel Channel 10 to him, an allegation denied by Ghosh. An FIR was filed against Ghosh at the Bhowanipore police station by employees of the closed Bengali daily Sakalbela for non-payment of salaries and another at the Park Street police station by employees of Channel 10, for a similar reason.