INDIA.West Bengal: During the ongoing political turbulence in West Bengal, the Kolkata High Court gave a nod to West Bengal Police for conducting an enquiry against Suvendu Adhikari in connection with the chit fund scam. As per reports, Adhikari played a key role in the multi-crore chit scam.
As per reports, The founder and Chairman of Saradha Group, Sudipta Sen, had written a confidential letter to the probe agency, claiming Adhikari was a beneficiary in the scam.
Taking note of the letter, Kanthi police station in East Midnapore district, initiated an action to summon Adhikari. In reply to the notice, the BJP leader filed a petition before the division bench of Chief Justice, Prakash Srivastava and Justice Rajarshi Bharadwaj.
Adhikari in his plea claimed that an existing investigation is already taking place, meanwhile, no new parallel probe could occur against him.
Taking a dig at Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Amit Malviye tweeted, “A desperate Mamata Banerjee is using Bengal CID to put pressure on under trials in the Sarada scam to implicate BJP’s LoP Suvendu Adhikari. She must realise her defeat at his hands in Nandigram was just the beginning of the end of her draconian regime in WB. She will fail, again.”
In the recent past, BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya shared a copy of a letter written by Sarbani Mukherjee, the birth giver of the Saradha chit fund scam accused Debjani Mukherjee, alleged that her daughter was menaced to take the name of Adhikari or else a fake case will be filed against her.
The major Saradha Group financial scandal shook Bengal completely in 2013. The fake networking site paid commissions of over 25 per cent, to the agents and targeted small investors.
The group promised high returns in a small time, which gained instant popularity. Within a few years, the business touched sky heights and the scheme soon expanded to Odisha, Assam, and Tripura, and the number of investors reached close to 1.7 million.
The scheme however misguided many people and turned out to be a huge controversial scam. Many TMC MLAs and MPs, including ministers, have been questioned by the central probe agency, in connection with the scam.