Saradha scam: CBI files supplementary charge-sheet

Our Bureau  Kolkata | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on April 17, 2015

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on Friday, filed a supplementary charge-sheet regarding the Saradha scam. The supplementary charge-sheet named former Congress MP, Matang Sinh.

It has also named Shibnarayan Das, a close aide of the Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen.

According to CBI spokesperson, apart from Sinh, his four companies – namely NE Multimedia, NE Television, Positive Radio and Impulse Production – also feature in the charge-sheet. Offences have been booked under sections 120B, 420 and 409 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC); that deal with criminal conspiracy, cheating and criminal breach of trust.

Das, meanwhile, was named as one of the original conspirators under relevant sections of IPC and Prize Chits and Money Circulation (Banning) Act 1978.

Both the accused are under judicial custody.

High Court order

Meanwhile, the Calcutta High Court has sought details of the money spent by Justice Shyamal Sen Commission. The commission was set up by the Mamata Banerjee-run State government to probe into the scam. Its term ended in October 2014.

Hearing a PIL, a Division Bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice Joymalya Bagchi asked the government to submit in four weeks the details of the money spent by the commission.

The State government had formed the commission and set up a corpus of Rs 500 crore to pay back the investors in April 2013, days after the Saradha Group, involved in money collection schemes, went bust.

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Published on April 17, 2015
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