Suman Chatterjee Sent To 14 Days Jail Custody

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 Bhubaneswar: Journalist Suman Chatterjee who was arrested on charges of ponzi scam, was sent to 14-day jail custody by a court on Thursday.

The CBI arrested senior journalist Suman Chattopadhyay for his alleged involvement in the I-Core Group chit fund scam case, said officials. Chattopadhyay is the editor of leading Bengali daily Ei Samay. He was previously the director of Disha Production and Media Private Limited.

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He was arrested after hours of questioning at the CGO complex in Kolkata, and will be produced in a special CBI court in Bhubaneswar on Friday.

“He was arrested in an ongoing investigation of a case registered against I-Core Group, a ponzi scheme company,” read a statement by the probe agency. The CBI had registered a case against the group in 2014.

The CBI has said that the I-Core Group, which had allegedly raised over Rs 3,000 crore from people by offering high returns on investments, had diverted a portion of the funds through Chattopadhyay’s company.