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Saradha scam: Film-maker Sadananda Gogoi arrested

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on September 12, 2014 Published on September 12, 2014

 Assam-based film-maker and singer Sadananda Gogoi was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday in connection with the Saradha scam. He was arrested from Kolkata.

According to a CBI spokesperson, Gogoi has been charged with allegations of conspiracy and misappropriation of funds. He will be produced at the Alipore Court tomorrow.

This incidentally, is the fourth arrest by the central agency in relation to the scam.

Gogoi, sources said, had been questioned and interrogated earlier and his home in Assam.

A few days back, the CBI had arrested Trinamool leader and former IPS officer, Rajat Majumdar. Earlier arrests in the case include city-based businessman Sandhir Agarwal and a football club official Debabrata Sarkar.

The Saradha Group, which went bust in April 2013, had mobilised funds to the tune of a few hundred crores through various ponzi schemes here in West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Assam and Tripura.

Group Chairman Sudipta Sen, arrested by the West Bengal police in April last year, has been languishing in jail since then. The other high profile arrest in the case has been that of suspended Trinamool Congress MP, Kunal Ghosh.

Ghosh headed the media ventures of the Saradha Group.

Published on September 12, 2014
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