Centre Contradicts Amit Shah's Remark on Saradha-terror Link

Two days after the BJP chief said the chit fund scam money was used to fund the Burdwan blast, the Centre made it clear that no such link was revealed in the investigation so far.

Published: 03rd December 2014 03:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd December 2014 06:32 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: Investigation into the Saradha chit fund scam has so far not revealed any terror link with Bangladesh, Government said today, days after BJP had alleged such a connection.

"The investigation has so far not revealed any such transaction where money was routed to Bangladesh to fund terrorist activities," Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh told the Lok Sabha in a written response.

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However, addressing a rally in Kolkata on Sunday, BJP Chief Amit Shah had alleged that Saradha chit fund money was used in the October 2 Burdwan blast, which is being probed for link with Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB)terror outfit.

"Saradha chit fund money was used in the Burdwan blast. The NIA is not being allowed to probe the blast properly. Hurdles are being created. It is being done in order to save TMC leaders who are involved in the blast," he had alleged, attacking the Trinamool Congress.

The Minister was asked whether the government has sought details of the probe into the Saradha chit fund scam after reports indicated that a part of the money was routed to Bangladesh to fund terror activities. Singh replied that government has not sought details of the probe.

To another question on whether the Saradha chief has admitted that he paid large sums to several people to influence the case in his favour, the minister today said "the matter is under investigation."

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