Friday, December 6, 2013

‘Who got money siphoned off by Saradha Group?’

Demanding a CBI inquiry into the Saradha group ponzi scam, the Congress Thursday said the people need to know who took away the money involved in the swindle.

"The only thing which bring out the truth is a CBI inquiry," state Congress Chief Pradip Bhattacharya.

"The people need answers as to who took the money siphoned off by Saradha group. TMC MP Kunal Ghosh has been arrested and there are a lot of questions, which the ruling Trinamool Congress has to answer," he said.

Arrested TMC MP Kunal Ghosh was involved in activities of the Saradha group other than those commensurate with his position as CEO of the group's media arm, the police had said.

Bhattacharya also lashed out at the Trinamool leadership for poaching on Congress leaders and MLAs.

"If they (TMC) think they can finish off the Congress by poaching Congress leaders and MLAs, then they are wrong. Those who have left Congress out of greed for power and money, were muck for the party. It is good that they have left the Congress," he said.

The state Congress leadership, which in the last few months have been battling defections of several of its leaders and MLAs to the Trinamool, Thursday organised a law violation programme to make its presence felt in the state.

KMC cancels trade licences of 47 Saradha companies

Kolkata: The trade licences of 47 companies formed by Saradha chit fund group were cancelled Thursday by Kolkata Municipal Corporation for illegal business transactions. Mayor of KMC Sovan Chatterjee said, "The trade licences of the companies run from a building on Diamond Harbour Road in Behala have been cancelled for their illegal business transactions." The chief of Saradha group Sudipta Sen has been arrested and he is currently in judicial custody. PTI

Express News Service : Kolkata, Fri Nov 29 2013, 05:10 hrs

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