Kolkata: CID Summons DSP Sankar Chakraborty & Dilip Hazra on Saradha Scam. Earlier, Top Bengal police officers, including the state DGP and Kolkata police commissioner have been put under the Central Vigilance Commission scanner over allegations of “distorting” the Saradha scam investigation. Arnab Ghosh and Rajib Kumar may also under scanner, thinks political think tank.
The Calcutta High Court granted regular bail to suspended Trinamool Congress MP and Saradha chit fund scam accused Kunal Ghosh, three months after he was given interim bail. A division bench of justices Ashim Kumar Roy and M M Banerjee granted the bail to Ghosh on a prayer by the Rajya Sabha MP.
However, Ghosh’s counsel claimed that he had been in custody for over two years and ten months counting his total days in custody since his arrest by West Bengal Police in connection with other related cases of Saradha scam.
He has been charged of criminal breach of trust by merchant or agent, criminal breach of trust, cheating and conspiracy, besides relevant sections of the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Act, 1978.
Ghosh, a former editor of a vernacular daily, had become the CEO of Saradha Media, an arm of the Saradha Group owned by Sudipta Sen.
Ghosh was arrested on November 23, 2013 by Bidhannagar Police after the Saradha scam broke out in April that year. Saradha Group chief and main accused Sudipta Sen was arrested, along with his close associate Debjani Mukherjee, from Sonmarg in Kashmir in April, 2013.
Ghosh was suspended by the Trinamool Congress in September, 2013, which had given him the Rajya Sabha ticket, for anti-party activities after he had started making allegations of involvement of some party leaders in the scam.